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ICM selected as technology provider in Brazil's corn ethanol industry expansion

US-headed ethanol and animal feed technology provider ICM, Inc., has announced that it will implement its systems at the newest FS Bioenergia plant in Sorriso, MT. The Brazil-based FS Bioenergia will adopt a suite of ICM proprietary process technologies, including Selective Milling Technology (SMT), Fiber Separation Technology (FST), and Base Tricanter System (BTS).

A significant player in the Brazilian biofuels industry, FS Bioenergia is the first large-scale corn ethanol production plant in Brazil. The company began production at its first plant in 2017. FS Bioenergia broke ground on the new Sorriso plant in mid-November and is scheduled to begin production in 2020. The new facility has a nameplate capacity of 630 m3 per day.

In addition to the plant in Sorriso, FS Bioenergia will double the capacity of its first corn plant located in Lucas do Rio Verde. That plant has been using ICM’s technologies since its opening in June 2017 and is currently operating nearly 30 percent over nameplate. The startup and commissioning of this expanded plant are anticipated for January 2019.

Upon completion of both plants, FS Bioenergia’s total corn ethanol capacity will surpass 1 billion litres per annum.

We are proud that we keep bringing value to our existing customers in Brazil. ICM will continue to promote the use of grains to increase ethanol production capacity in Brazil, and we look forward to promoting biofuels production and sustainable development in this region, said Issam Stouky, Global Business Development for ICM.

ICM’s SMT, FST, and BTS technology platforms are all value-added platforms that offer important operational benefits to ethanol manufacturing facilities, including maximising ethanol and distillers oil production, improving ease of operation, and minimising energy consumption.

Additionally, the FST system also allows biorefineries to clearly differentiate their feed product portfolio by enabling the production of high protein distillers dried grains (DDGs).

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