ICM, Inc. Collaboration with Fournier Industries Inc. Creates Success


(Colwich, Kan. – May 18, 2016) – As an industry-leader in the development and optimization of ethanol technology, ICM, Inc. continues to create advancements with its patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST™) now being operated at four major commercial plants in North America.  FST™ is part of  ICM’s EPA-approved pathway to cellulosic ethanol and  is a value-added platform technology that removes fiber from the Generation 1.0 ethanol process.  FST™ increases ethanol and corn oil throughput and creates options for diversified co-products of high-protein livestock feed and high-energy livestock feed.


An important aspect of the FST™ process was developed through a joint partnership with Fournier Industries Inc., an equipment manufacturer headquartered in Quebec, Canada.  ICM began working with Fournier around their world class rotary press design in early 2013, leading to a proprietary design of a Fournier Rotary Press for the global biofuels industry.  The joint team incorporated improvements that lead to an increased throughput, a more dry cake, improved automated controls, and improved handling of the process stream temperatures required in this new application.  The proprietary rotary press design provides significant advantages to the FST™ process through design optimizations as it uses approximately 1/10 the horsepower which reduces the carbon footprint.   It also requires less maintenance than other dewatering devices.


Dave VanderGriend, Founder and CEO of ICM, Inc. said, “This partnership has been a tremendous success.  Fournier is a wonderful partner that we believe our joint work has led to a major proprietary advancement for use in the biofuels industry.”


Harold Roy, President and CEO of Fournier Industries Inc. comments “ICM’s knowledge and vision of how the Rotary Press could be adapted and utilized in their process demonstrates why ICM is achieving the outstanding results they are, in increasing efficiency in the biofuel industry.”


As North America’s leading biofuels process technology provider, ICM, Inc., is focused on delivering innovative technologies, solutions, and services to sustain agriculture and advance renewable energy throughout the world.




About ICM, Inc. Established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kan., ICM, Inc., provides innovative technologies, solutions, and services to sustain agriculture and advance renewable energy, including food and feed technologies that will increase the supply of world protein. By providing proprietary process technology to 102 facilities with a combined production capacity of approximately 8.8 billion gallons of annual ethanol production and 25 million tons of distiller’s grain feed co-products annually, ICM has become a world leader in bio-refining technology. The full-service provider also offers a comprehensive line of more than 100 products and services tailored to make biofuels production more efficient and more profitable. ICM is further upholding its responsibility as an industry leader by heavily investing in the continued advancement of renewable energy technologies. In an effort to speed that advance, ICM conducts research and testing at its state-of-the-art research facility in St. Joseph, MO, in conjunction with a growing list of strategic partners spanning multiple industries.


For more information, please visit icminc.com.


About Fournier Industries Inc.

Founded in 1960, Fournier Industries Inc. has become, with its subsidiaries, a leader in services required for the smooth running and success of projects from design to start-up, through engineering, drawing, project management, fabrication, painting and installation.

Their expertise covers both local and international customers from various fields of activity such as mining, hydroelectricity, aluminum smelters and foundries, grain handling, sludge dewatering, soil decontamination, biomass boilers, pulp and paper, as well as industries in general


For more information, please visit www.fournierindustries.com