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Green Plains Launches Turnkey Solution for MSC Protein Technology (Ind. Report)
Green Plains Inc.,Tharaldson Ethanol
Date: 2021-08-18
Following up on our Aug. 6th report, Green Plains Inc. announced a turnkey solution for the installation of Fluid Quip Technologies' MSC system to exclusive turnkey partners including internal expertise, up to 50 pct of capital and marketing and product development of the Ultra-High Protein and post-MSC distillers grains products, and utilization of Green Plains' exclusive partnerships to help maximize product value. These turnkey solutions will include quality assurance and control (QA/QC), engineering, project management and construction services, and collaboration on any non-recourse project financing.

Casselton, North Dakota-based Tharaldson Ethanol is the first turnkey partner, with permitting already underway and construction scheduled to begin this year for completion in 2022. Green Plains and Tharaldson have formed a 50/50 joint venture to own and operate the MSC protein technology at the 175 million gpy facility. Ultra-High Protein production is expected to be 105,000 tpy.

Green Plains is in discussions with multiple parties and has the capacity to scale to other select partners. Fagen, Inc. is expected to serve as the exclusive general contractor for this joint venture and all future turnkey projects, according to the release. (Source: Green Plains, PR 9 Aug., 2021) Contact: Green Plains, Phil Boggs, VP Investor Relations, 402.884.8700, phil.boggs@gpreinc.com, www.grreinc.com; Tharaldson Ethanol, www.tharaldsonethanol.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Plains,  Fluid Quip Technologies,  Tharaldson Ethanol,  


Green Plains Announces Solution for MSC Protein Tech. (Ind. Report)
Green Plains Inc.,Tharaldson Ethanol
Date: 2021-08-06
Omaha-headquartered boifuels specialist Green Plains Inc. is reporting a turnkey solution for the installation of Fluid Quip Technologies' MSC™ system to exclusive partners -- Green Plains will provide up to 50 pct of capital, as well as marketing and product development of the Ultra-High Protein and post-MSC™ distillers grains products, internal expertise to help maximize product value, quality assurance and control engineering, project management and construction services, and collaboration on any non-recourse project financing.

Casselton, North Dakota-based Tharaldson Ethanol is the first turnkey partner, with permitting already underway and construction scheduled to begin this year. Green Plains and Tharaldson have formed a 50/50 joint venture to own and operate the MSC™ protein technology. Tharaldson produces 175 million gpy of ethanol and about 500,000 tpy dried distillers grain (DDGs).

The buildout of MSC™ technology at Tharaldson, expected to be completed in 2022, will be in conjunction with the ongoing MSC™ installations at Green Plains' locations, which are expected to be completed by the end of 2023. (Source: Green Plains, PR, Website, 4 Aug., 2021) Contact: Green Plains, Phil Boggs, VP Investor Relations, 402.884.8700, phil.boggs@gpreinc.com, www.grreinc.com; Tharaldson Ethanol, www.tharaldsonethanol.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Plains,  Fluid Quip Technologies,  Ethanol,  Tharaldson Ethanol,  


Green Plains Third Fluid Quip MSC System Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Green Plains Inc.
Date: 2021-08-04
In the Cornhusker State, Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. reports its wholly owned subsidiary Green Plains Central City LLC has broken ground on the construction of Fluid Quip Technologies' MSC system. Central City is the third Green Plains location to install MSC, behind Shenandoah, which started up in April 2020, and Wood River, expected to start up during the third quarter of 2021.

The Central City MSC system is scheduled to come online in Q2 of 2022 and will produceroughly 72,000 tpy of Ultra-High Protein feed at concentrations of 50 pct or higher. At full scale, Green Plains' anticipated Ultra-High Protein production capacity will be approximately 600,000 tpy. The MSC technology is also expected to increase renewable corn oil -- a low-carbon renewable diesel feedstock -- capacity by 50 pct. (Source: Green Plains Inc, PR, July, 2021)Contact: Green Plains Inc., Phil Boggs, VP Investor Relations, 402.884.8700, phil.boggs@gpreinc.com, www.gpreinc.com; Fluid Quip, 319-320-7709, www.fluidquiptechnologies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Plains,  Fluid Quip Technologies,  


Green Plains Taps Fagen for Ultra-High Protein Buildout (Ind. Report)
Green Plains, Fagem
Date: 2021-06-25
In the Cornhusker State, Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. reports the selection of Granit Falls, Minn,.-based full service EPC contractor Fagen, Inc. to construct and install Fluid Quip Technologies' MSC™ system at its biorefining platform in Obion, Mount Vernon and Central City locations. Construction is expected to get underway within weeks for completion within 9 -- 12 months.

Upon completion, Green Plains' anticipated Ultra-High Protein production capacity will be approximately 600,000 tpy with protein concentrations of 50 pct or greater. Renewable corn oil capacity is also expected to increase by 50 pct as a result of the MSC™ technology. (Source: Green Plains Inc., Website PR, 17 June, 2021) Contact: Green Plains Inc., Phil Boggs, VP Investor Relations, | 402.884.8700, phil.boggs@gpreinc.com, www.gpreinc.com; Fagen, Evan Fagen, www.fageninc.com; Fluid Quip Technologies, www.fluidquiptechnologies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Plains,  Fagen,  Fluid Quip Technologies,  


Green Plains Announces Blackrock Transactions (Ind. Report)
Green Plains Inc.
Date: 2021-02-12
In the Cornhusker State, Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. is reporting that funds and accounts managed by BlackRock have invested alongside Ospraie Management and Green Plains in Fluid Quip Technologies LLC.

Green Plains also reports the completion of a $125 million, 5-year mezzanine note facility with BlackRock. The proceeds will initially support the construction and deployment of Ultra-High Protein technology and production at Green Plains' Obion, Tenn. and Mount Vernon facilities.

The $125 million mezzanine facility will mature in 2026 and is secured via first lien in the assets of Green Plains Obion LLC and Green Plains Mount Vernon LLC, and supported by an unsecured guarantee of Green Plains. (Source: Green Plains Inc., PR, 9 Feb., 2021)Contact: Green Plains Inc., Todd Becker, CEO, Phil Boggs, VP, 402.884.8700, phil.boggs@gpreinc.com, www.gpreinc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol,  Green Plains Inc.,  Fluid Quip,  


Green Plains Announces Nebraska Clean Sugar Project (Ind. Report)
Green Plains
Date: 2021-01-22
In the Cornhusker State, Omaha-based biorefining specialist Green Plains Inc. and Ospraie Management have announced that recently-acquired Fluid Quip Technologies (Fluid Quip) is engineering and constructing a fully scalable commercial Clean Sugar Technology™ (CST) production facility at the Green Plains York Innovation Center. This technology effectively transforms a dry milling facility into a clean sugar biorefinery where dextrose/glucose replaces ethanol as the primary product.

Co-located on the York, Neb. biorefinery campus, the Green Plains York Innovation Center is comprised of pilot and industrial scale fermentation systems which have been utilized for various functions including sugar-based cellulosic fuel developments, algae production, yeast fermentation processes, as well as antimicrobial scale up for third party customers. The Center also has downstream separation equipment which is ideal for testing enhancements to the CST system, as well as the MSC™ technology. Green Plains expects the initial CST project at the York Innovation Center to begin production by the end Q1.

The York Innovation Center will also function as a platform to further develop Fluid Quip's MSC system to enhance protein concentration levels, increase yields and develop additional high-value proteins and yeasts. (Source: Green Plains, Website PR, 19 Jan., 2021) Contact: Green Plains Inc., Todd Becker, CEO, Phil Boggs, VP, 402.884.8700, phil.boggs@gpreinc.com, www.gpreinc.com; Fluid Quip, 319-320-7709, www.fluidquiptechnologies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bellulosic,  Biofuel,  Green Plains,  Fluid Quip Technologies,  Ethanol,  Biorefinery,  


Green Plains Completes York Biorefinery Upgrade (Ind. Report)
Green Plains Inc.,Fluid Quip
Date: 2021-01-15
In the Cornhusker State, Omaha-based ethanol producer Green Plains Inc. is reporting the completion of its upgrade to United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Grade alcohol at its York, Nebraska biorefinery. The York upgrade included the installation of a new distillation production unit to produce up to 50 million gpy.

The York, Nebraska biorefinery will be further upgraded to Grain Neutral Spirits (GNS) by adding additional distillation and processing capabilities to serve other high-value markets, including the beverage alcohol market and will continue to produce USP during construction. The GNS upgrade is expected to be completed during the Q2 of 2021.

Fluid Quip Technologies is providing the engineering and construction services to complete the GNS project. Fluid Quip Technologies has commercialized multiple patented and patent-pending technologies to enhance the base corn-to-ethanol dry grind process, create new and novel alternative feed products, and supply the growing need for carbohydrate feed-stocks into the biochemical market. (Source: Green Plains Inc., PR, 12 Jan., 2021)Contact: Green Plains Inc., Todd Becker, CEO, Phil Boggs, VP, 402.884.8700, phil.boggs@gpreinc.com, www.gpreinc.com; Fluid Quip, 319-320-7709, www.fluidquiptechnologies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Plains Inc.,  Fluid Quip,  


Green Plains Takes Majority Stake in Fluid Quip (M&A, Ind. Report)
Green Plains,Fluid Quip Technologies
Date: 2021-01-08
In the Cornhusker State, Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. reports acquisition of a majority interest in Cedar Rapids-based Fluid Quip Technologies in a joint transaction led by Ospraie Management LLC . Terms have not been disclosed.

The acquisition capitalizes on the core strengths of the partners to develop and implement proven, value-added agriculture, food and industrial biotechnology systems, and to expand installation of Ultra-High Protein production across Green Plains' facilities in parallel with offering these technologies to partnering biofuel facilities, according to the release.

Green Plains Inc. is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and high purity alcohols for use in cleaners and disinfectants.

Fluid Quip Technologies has commercialized multiple patented and patent-pending technologies to enhance the base corn-to-ethanol dry grind process, create new and novel alternative feed products, and supply the growing need for carbohydrate feed-stocks into the biochemical market. (Source: Green Plains Inc., PR, 5 Jan., 2020) Contact: Fluid Quip, 319-320-7709, www.fluidquiptechnologies.com; Green Plains Inc., Todd Becker, CEO, Phil Boggs, VP, 402.884.8700, phil.boggs@gpreinc.com, www.gpreinc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Plains,  Fluid Quip Technologies,  


Flint Hills' Iowa Ethanol Plant Producing DDGs (Ind. Report)
Flint Hills Resources
Date: 2020-12-28
Wichita, Kansas-based Flint Hills Resources reports its Shell Rock, Iowa ethanol plant has added an eight-story dryer developed by Fluid Quip Technologies of Cedar Rapids, for production of maximized stillage co-products (MSC) -- distillers dried grains (DDGs) livestock feed.

That technology extracts protein from the whole stillage that remains after corn ethanol processing and makes a 50 pct protein animal feed. The Shell Rock plant began processing MSC in July, this year. (Source: Flint Hills Resources, PR, Gazette, 24 Dec., 2020) Contact: Flint Hills Resources, 229-522-2822, www.fhr.com; Fluid Quip Technologies, , 319-320-7709www.fluidquiptechnologies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DDG,  Fluid Quip Technologies,  Flint Hills Resources,  Ethanol,  


Green Plains Announces Second High Protein Project Groundbreaking (Ind. Report)
Green Plains Inc.
Date: 2020-10-05
In the Cornhusker State, Omaha-headquartered ethanol producer Green Plains Inc. reports its wholly owned subsidiary Green Plains Wood River LLC has broken ground on a high protein distiller dried grains (DDG) production facility utilizing Fluid Quip Technologies' patented MSC™ technology, the second installation across the Green Plains platform.

The Wood River project is expected to come online in Q2, 2021 and produce approximately 80,000 tpy of high protein feed at concentrations of 50 pct and higher protein. Total capital investment is anticipated to be $50 million or approximately 40 cents per gallon of capacity, with high protein products providing an estimated 15 to 20 cents per gallon of initial uplift to the overall margin structure and increasing from there with higher protein and improved nutritional characteristics, according to the release.

"The addition of high protein (DDG) production using Fluid Quip's MSC technology was the next logical step in the transformation of Wood River to a modern, sustainable, agricultural ethanol biorefinery. We have already achieved significant operating cost reductions and efficiency gains at the plant through Project 24 upgrades, as well as converted 25 million gallons of production capacity to high purity, industrial B-grade alcohol, and expect to meet USP specifications in early 2021," according to Green Plains' CEO Todd Becker. (Source: Green Plains Inc. , PR, 28 Sept., 2020) Contact: Green Plains Inc., Todd Becker, CEO, Phil Boggs, VP, 402.884.8700, phil.boggs@gpreinc.com, www.gpreinc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Plains Inc.,  Ethanol,  DDGs,  

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