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ICM to supply ethanol upgrade package to Usimat

US-headed ICM, Inc., a global leading biofuels process technology provider has announced an agreement with Usimat Destilaria de Alcool Ltda (Usimat) to implement ICM’s proprietary technologies at Usimat’s plant located in Campo de Julio, Mato Grasso (MT) in Brazil.

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According to a statement, ICM will provide Usimat with an ethanol process improvement package, and a Distillation, Dehydration and Evaporation (DD&E) package. The complete ICM DD&E system is integrated, with the energy being re-used throughout the system to greatly improve the overall efficiency of the plant.

The distillation system uses steam and energy from the evaporation system while the evaporation system, in turn, uses heat recovered from the dehydration system and low-pressure steam to produce corn syrup.

The syrup is added to the distillers’ grains as this increases the quantity and value of the distillers’ grains and eliminating land application of thin stillage. The complete DD&E system provides plants with the advantage of a reduction in biomass usage.

Usimat will also be adopting ICM’s Selective Milling Technology (SMT) and Base Tricanter System (BTS) that will improve ethanol and corn oil recovery yields while reducing enzymes and chemical usage. In total, the ICM technologies packages will increase ethanol, corn oil, and DDG yields, and provide operational efficiencies.

The technologies we’ve chosen will help achieve higher yields, reduce waste, and increase revenues. We are looking forward to a fruitful and long-term relationship with ICM. Adopting ICM’s systems will help us maximize production at our plant, said Marcos Altenburger, Usimat CEO.

ICM has started the design, engineering and implementation of the technologies for Usimat. The value of the order has not been disclosed

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