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Ringneck's Onida Ethanol Plant Report Update (Ind. Report)
Ringneck Energy,ICM
Date: 2019-09-20
Following up on our 28th July coverage, Ringneck Energy LLC reports production is well underway at its 80 million mtpy ethanol plant in Onida, South Dakota. The plant, which was designed by ICM, uses primarily locally sourced corn as a feedstock and incorporates ICM's Evap Zero technology. (Source: Ringneck Energy, Sept., 2019) Contact: Ringneck Energy LLC, Walt Wendland, Pres., CEO, (605) 258-2900,,; ICM Inc., David VanderGriend, CEO, (316) 796-0900,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ringneck Energy,  Corn Ethanol,  ICM,  

ExxonMobil, Mosaic Partner on Carbon Capture Tech (Ind Report)
ExxonMobil, Mosaic Materials
Date: 2019-08-28
Irving, Texas-headquartered petroleum and energy giant ExxonMobil reports it is partnering with US-based Mosaic Materials Inc. to explore breakthrough technologies that can remove carbon dioxide from emissions sources. The two companies will evaluate opportunities for industrial uses of the technology at scale.

ExxonMobil V.P for R&D, Vijay Swarup, noted "New technologies in carbon capture will be critical enablers for us to meet growing energy demands, while reducing emissions. Our agreement with Mosaic expands our carbon capture technology research portfolio, which is evaluating multiple pathways -- including evaluation of carbonate fuel cells and direct air capture -- to reduce costs and enable large-scale deployment."

Mosaic's technology utilizes porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks to selectively remove impurities such as CO2 from gas mixtures in an array of applications from submarines to power plants, according to the company website.

With a working interest in approximately 20 pct of the world's total carbon capture capacity, ExxonMobil has been able to capture about 7 million tpy of carbon dioxide and has cumulatively captured more of it than any other company since 1970, according to the company. (Source: ExxonMobil, TradeArabia News Service, 27 Aug., 2019)Contact: ExxonMobil, Vijay Swarup, VP ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., William M. Colton, VP Strategic Planning,; Mosaic Materials, John Husk, VP, Bus. Dev.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Exxon,  Mosaic Materials,  CO2,  CCS,  Carbon Capture,  

Costa Rica Borrows $35Mn for Green Energy Projects (Funding)
World Bank Group International Finance Corporation
Date: 2019-07-24
The World Bank Group International Finance Corporation (IFC) is reporting a S$ 35 million loan to support and incentivise the issuance of a green bond by Davivienda Costa Rica, the third largest private bank in Costa Rica. The loan will contribute to the funding sustainable buildings, energy efficiency and small-scale renewable energy generation and bioenergy projects under the "green lending standards" as set out by the Zurich-headquartered International Capital Markets Association. (Source: World Bank Group International Finance Corporation, July, 2019) Contact: World Bank Group,; World Bank Group International Finance Corporation,; International Capital Markets Association,

More Low-Carbon Energy News World Bank,  Green Energy,  

RFA Congratulates Husker Ag on Ethanol Production (Ind. Report)
Renewable Fuels Association
Date: 2019-06-05
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today congratulated member company Husker Ag LLC, as it recently produced its one-billionth gallon of corn ethanol. The Plainview, Nebraska facility presently produces over 300,000 gpd of ethanol.

The Husker Ag facility was originally built by Fagen Inc. and designed by ICM of Colwich, KS. Husker Ag expanded its operations in the fall of 2007 and as of 2017 utilizes more than 26 million bpy of corn to produce about 76 million gpy of denatured ethanol and about 450,000 tpy of modified wet distillers' grain (DDG) for cattle feed. (Source: Renewable Fuels Association, Husker Ag, 3 June, 2019) Contact: Renewable Fuels Association, Geoff Cooper, (202) 289-3835,; Husker Ag, Seth Harder, Gen. Mgr., (402) 582-4446,

More Low-Carbon Energy News DDGs,  Corn Ethanol,  Husker Ag,  Renewable Fuels Association,  

WPI Prof. Funded for Isobutanol Biofuel R&D (R&D, Funding)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Date: 2019-05-24
In the Bay State, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) reports associate professor of chemical engineering Michael Timko has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award that will enable him to develop a device that will make the production of isobutanol less costly and more environmentally friendly.

Furthering his work, Timko will spend the summer of 2020 at the Univertite de Bordeaux, where he will learn a low-cost technique for fabricating microfluidic devices developed at the university. This work will be conducted in the Institut de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB), a laboratory jointly run by the university and the National Center for Scientific Research.

Timko"s interest in microfluidics stems from his goal of being able to observe, in real time, the production of biofuels by microorganisms under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure. Timko wants to make a microfluidic device at a micron scale -- the width of a human hair -- made of silicon and Pyrex, a low-thermal-expansion material used for laboratory glassware. This tiny device could contain fluids at elevated pressures while affording easy viewing using a microscope to, for example, analyze the metabolic response of bacteria to a high-pressure environment.

Timko, who received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2016 for his work with biofuels, is looking to use the microfluidic device to accelerate his isobutanol researchh.

Timko is part of a multi-university research team that is developing a new way to produce isobutanol, using supercritical CO2 as a solvent and a bacterium that can thrive in that harsh, antimicrobial liquid. Timko's analysis shows the process could produce isobutanol using one-fifth the energy that traditional, best-case scenario manufacturing processes use. (Source: WPI. 22 May, 2019) Contact: Worcester Poltrechnic Institute, Assoc. Prof. Micheal Timko, (508)-831-4101,,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Isobutanol,  Biofuel,  

Whitefox Tech Touts E Energy Adams Installation (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-05-17
UK-based engineering and membrane technologies specialist Whitefox Technologies Limited is is reporting its sixth start-up of its Whitefox ICE™ system at E Energy Adams in Adams, Nebraska. This is Whitefox's first installation in Nebraska,

E Energy Adams is a 2005-vintage, 50 million gpy ICM- designed dry mill ethanol plant in southeast Nebraska. The plant produces modified wet and dry distillers grain (DDG) feed products for local and regional markets and is the seventh highest producing plant in Nebraska.

The Whitefox ICE™ system is sized to produce 75,000 gpd of 200 proof by taking various recycle streams from the current plant, including the molecular sieve regenerate stream.

Whitefox provides membrane solutions for fuel ethanol, other biofuels, and industrial alcohol production in the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America. (Source: Whitefox, PR, 16 May, 2019)Contact: Whitefox Technologies, Gillian Harrisson, CEO, +44 (0) 20 7953 8446, (403) 210-2999 -- Alberta Office,,; E Energy Adams, Carl Sitzmann, CEO, (402)988-4655,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Whitefox,  Ethanol,  E Energy Adams ,  

ICM Announces Brazilian Ethanol Plant Supply Contract (Int'l)
Date: 2019-01-21
Colwich, Kansas-headquartered agricultural and biofuels process technology provider ICM Inc. reports the inking of an agreement with Usimat Destilaria de Alcool Ltda (Usimat) to implement ICM's proprietary technologies at Usimat's plant in Campo de Julio, Mato Grasso (MT) in Brazil. ICM will provide an ethanol process improvement package, and a distillation, dehydration and evaporation (DD&E) package system to improve the plant's overall efficiency and biomass usage.

Usimat will also deploy ICM's Selective Milling Technology (SMT) and Base Tricanter System (BTS) to 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. (Source: ICM, Bioenergy, 18 Jan., 2019) Contact: Usimat, Marcos Altenburger, CEO,; ICM Inc., David VanderGriend, CEO, (316) 796-0900,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ICM,  ICM Ethanol,  DDGs,  

Redfield Energy to Install ICM's TS4 System (Ind. Report)
ICM, Redfield Energy
Date: 2018-10-26
Colwich, Kansas-headquartered agricultural and renewable energy technology firm ICM Inc. is reporting an agreement with South Dakota's Redfield Energy LLC to implement its patent-pending, proprietary Thin Stillage Solids Separation System (TS4) at Redfield's ethanol plant in Redfield, South Dakota. ICM will engineer, design, manufacture and install the TS4 technology which is expected to be completed completed in spring 2019.

The Redfield plant has been using ICM's Selective Milling Technology and Fiber Separation Technology systems, two value-added platforms that offer operational benefits to ethanol manufacturing facilities such as maximizing ethanol and distillers oil production while minimizing energy consumption. The FST system also enables the production of high protein distillers dried grain livestock feed (Hi-Pro DDG). The TS4 technology removes suspended solids from the thin stillage stream for increased plant throughput and energy savings. (Source: ICM Inc. , Oct, 2018) Contact: ICM Inc., David VanderGriend, CEO, (316) 796-0900,; Redfield Energy, (605) 302-0090,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ICM,  Redfield Energy,  Ethanol,  

Planned St. Joseph Mo. Biodiesel Plant Cancelled (Ind. Report)
St. Joseph Renewable Fuels LLC
Date: 2018-10-24
In the Show Me State, the city of St. Joseph -- pop. 76,200 -- mayor's office is reporting a planned $190 million biodiesel plant in the city has been scrapped by the developer St. Joseph Renewable Fuels LLC. The plant would have used an adjacent railroad to transport biodiesel produced from used restaurant and other waste greases. (Source: City of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Renewable Fuels LLC 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: St. Joseph Renewable Fuels LLC., (316) 977-8585,; City of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Mayor Bill McMurray,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  ,  

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  ,  

ICM Acquires Abengoa Bioenergy's Idle Kansas Biofuel Plant (M&A)
Abengoa Bioenergy, ICM
Date: 2018-10-03
Colwich, Kansas based agricultural and renewable energy technology firm ICM reports it is acquiring the bankrupt Abengoa Bioenergy's Colwich corn ethanol facility for $3.1 million. The plant has been idle since late 2017.

The facility processes up to 240,000 tpy of corn to produce roughly 25 million gpy of bioethanol and 70,000 tpy of DGS which is used for livestock feed. (Source: ICM, WMW, 2 Oct., 2018) Contact: ICM, (316) 796-0900,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Abengoa Bioenergy,  Landfill Gas,  ICM,  

Colwich, Kansas Ethanol Plant Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Element LLC,The Andersons,ICM Holdings
Date: 2018-05-23
Following up on our March 9 coverage, Element LLC, a collaboration between ICM Holdings and The Andersons, Inc. reports construction is underway on a new $175 million corn ethanol plant in Colwich, Kansas.

The plant, which will produce corn oil, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, DDGs for livestock feed is slated to open next spring. (Source: Wichita Eagle, AP, ICM, Others, 22 May, 2018)Contact: Elements LLC, (316) 796-0900,; The Andersons Inc, (419) 893-5050,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Element LLC,  The Andersons,  ICM Holdings,  

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