Fluid Quip Process Technologies® to Provide Engineering for Second Flint Hills Resources Protein System

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Fluid Quip Process Technologies® (FQPT) announces today that they will provide detailed engineering for a proposed second Maximized Stillage Co-products (MSC™) system for Flint Hills Resources.® The announcement comes as construction nears completion on an MSC system at the Flint Hills Resources Fairmont, Neb., ethanol plant.

The MSC system produces high-value protein animal feed from a portion of the distillers grains produced during the ethanol making process. The completion of the Fairmont Flint Hills Resources project marks the fourth FQPT MSC system operating worldwide.

“Flint Hills Resources has been a great partner throughout the design and construction of the Fairmont MSC system, and we are excited they are looking at the technology for additional facilities,” says Michael Franko, Vice President of Business Development for FQPT.

“The Flint Hills Resources Ingredients group has done a great job exploring and developing the market for the MSC protein product, which they brand as NexPro™ protein ingredient. The interest in a second MSC installation demonstrates the positive outlook their group is seeing for the worldwide demand for the product,” adds Franko.

Flint Hills Resources has already begun marketing NexPro™ to the aquaculture, pet food, swine and poultry industries as a high quality and cost-effective protein feed ingredient alternative.

“Demand for protein in the world is growing,” said Mark Murphy, general manager of ingredients marketing at Flint Hills Resources. “NexPro is a combination of corn protein and spent yeast. The combination contains about 50 percent protein and contains elevated levels of amino acids such as lysine, which is essential for growth animals. With its excellent protein content and improved amino acid profile, NexPro is a great alternative to traditional feed ingredients like soybean meal and corn gluten meal.”

FQPT developed the patented MSC technology as an innovative solution for dry mill ethanol plants to enhance their co-product streams. TheMSC bolt-on technology produces a 50 percent purity protein product that trades in the alternative high-value protein market and is a unique blend of spent brewer’s yeast and corn gluten meal.

The protein has shown great success in the pet food, aqua, dairy, poultry, and swine markets. The MSC system allows ethanol facilities to diversify their product offerings and take advantage of a reliable manufactured revenue stream to balance income from the ethanol process, which is currently at risk of legislative change.

“The ethanol industry is highly competitive, and producers are looking for innovative ways to squeeze more value out of every kernel of corn than ever before,” said Todd Svihovec, ventures and capital projects director at Flint Hills Resources. “MSC technology provides an innovative pathway for dry mill ethanol plants to upgrade DDGS streams to produce a higher valued product. We believe protein will continue to be a major value driver in our industry, and we are exploring options for growing our high protein production capabilities beyond the Fairmont plant.”

About FQPT

Fluid Quip Process Technologies® is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has provided technologies for more than 1.7 + billion gallons per year of biofuels production.  FQPT was founded on the extensive experience and knowhow within the corn wet milling, ethanol and related ag production industries. The engineering and technical leadership team have been developing and implementing new technologies and process solutions applicable to the biofuels and biochemical markets for more than 30 years. FQPT has commercialized multiple patented and patent-pending technologies to enhance the base corn-to-ethanol dry grind process, create new and novel alternative co-products, and supply the growing need for carbohydrate feed stocks into the biochemical market.

For additional information, contact Michael Franko, Vice President of Business Development, Fluid Quip Process Technologies, LLC,

www.fqptech.com


fqpt FEW booth

Join us at the world’s largest ethanol event!

few logoFEW June 11-13, 2018
CenturyLink Center
Omaha, NE
Booth 414

We’re excited to show you technologies that meet global protein demand and drive added revenue for ethanol facilities. Find out more about the worldwide market for high-value protein products and the financial benefits to ethanol plants diversifying into this growing market.

Here’s where you’ll find us

Monday, June 11 | 3:30pm
Efficient Ethanol Production Seminar
Dryer Optimization and Integration
Junior Ballroom 201
John Kwik, P.E., President, FQPT

Tuesday, June 12 | 12:30 pm
High-Value Protein Market Opportunities
Keith Jakel, Sales and Marketing Lead, FQPT
Derek Balk, NexPro Sales Manager, Flint Hills Resources

Tuesday, June 12 | 3:30pm
MSC™ Protein Plus: 3 Feed Product Streams
Junior Ballroom 203
John Kwik, P.E., President, FQPT

Tuesday, June 12 | 3:30pm
Corn Fiber Streams for Cellulosic Ethanol
Junior Ballroom 201
Michael Franko, Vice President, FQPT

Wednesday, June 13 | 8:30am
Global Protein Demand Fulfilled by Ethanol
Junior Ballroom 203
Michael Franko, Vice President, FQPT

Learn more about our technologies or schedule a time to meet in person at FEW:

Keith Jakel
319-320-7709
kjakel@fqptech.com

For details about FEW, visit fuelethanolworkshop.com


Construction site

Flint Hills Resources Begins Construction on FQPT MSC Protein System

Fairmont, NE - Construction is now underway at the Flint Hills Resources ethanol plant in Fairmont, Nebraska to install Fluid Quip Process Technologies’ patented bolt-on protein technology called Maximized Stillage Co-Products (MSC)™.

The MSC system produces a high protein animal and fish feed ingredient from a portion of distiller grains, a coproduct of ethanol manufacturing. The $50 million project is one of the largest investments in co-product upgrading technologies ever made by a dry mill ethanol manufacturer and marks the fourth MSC installation globally.

“The technology provides an exciting new platform for Flint Hills Resources to compete in the alternative protein feed ingredient market,” said Kevin Karasiuk, plant manager at Flint Hills Resources Fairmont.

View the full press release:
http://www.biofuelsjournal.com/article/121505/flint-hills-resources-begins-construction-on-new-maximized-stillage-co-products-at-fairmont-ne-ethanol-plant

Flint Hills Resources is featured in this Ethanol Producer article, pages 18-23:
http://issuu.com/bbiinternational/docs/oct-17epm?e=2317201/52972564

About FQPT

Fluid Quip Process Technologies® is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has provided technologies for more than 1.7 + billion gallons per year of biofuels production.  FQPT was founded on the extensive experience and knowhow within the corn wet milling, ethanol and related ag production industries. The engineering and technical leadership team have been developing and implementing new technologies and process solutions applicable to the biofuels and biochemical markets for more than 30 years. FQPT has commercialized multiple patented and patent-pending technologies to enhance the base corn-to-ethanol dry grind process, create new and novel alternative co-products, and supply the growing need for carbohydrate feed stocks into the biochemical market.

For additional information, contact Neal Jakel, VP Strategy and Technology, Fluid Quip Process Technologies, LLC,

www.fqptech.com


Protein powder

Fluid Quip Process Technologies (FQPT) completes 10th successful feeding trial with Still Pro 50™

Dr. Carl Parsons from the University of Illinois presented nutritional value of FQPT’s 50% purity protein product at the Minnesota Nutrition Conference last month. The product is produced with FQPT’s patented Maximized Stillage Co-Products (MSC)™ system. The MSC system has been in full-scale operation since 2009. Currently 2 ethanol facilities in the US and 1 facility in Brazil produce the high-value protein product with 1 plant under construction and 2 in engineering in the US. “Still Pro 50 is truly differentiated from corn and DDGS related products,” says Neal Jakel, VP Strategy and Technology for FQPT. “It falls within the AAFCO definition of Grains Distillers Yeast showing its value in the high value alternative protein market. It’s a specialty protein feed ingredient,” Jakel adds.

The recent trials add to the extensive portfolio of nutritional data FQPT has collected for the past 8 years in production and companion animal feed trials and commercial feeding operations. “Once you get to the 50% protein content range together with high yeast concentration, the product value increases exponentially over DDGS as well as Hi-Pro DDGS products in the low 40% protein range,” says Dr. Peter E.V. Williams, Chief Resident Nutritionist, FQPT. “It takes many years of work to get a new protein product into the marketplace and achieve high-values for it. FQPT’s years of production and technical development work in this space are showing the benefit in value to the producers,” adds Williams.

Feedstuffs® Magazine’s article by Dr. William A. Dudley-Cash discusses trial results and the product trading favorably to high-protein soybean meal within the poultry market.

Still Pro 50 has shown its value at more than 3x the DDGS price for years. FQPT and marketing partners have additional feeding trials underway to continue to demonstrate the value of the product across multiple species and rations.

About FQPT

FQPT® is a premier engineering and technology provider driving new innovations and novel solutions to solve biofuel and biochemical challenges, with technologies utilized in more than 1.3B gallons of global ethanol and biochemical production per year.

For additional information, contact Neal Jakel, VP Strategy and Technology, Fluid Quip Process Technologies, LLC,

www.fqptech.com