Green Plains pursues innovative technologies and sustainable processes that can benefit our company’s profitability and the planet’s health, as well as our local farmers and our customer partners. Fluid Quip Technologies is the high-tech key to unlocking additional value in a kernel of corn. The company’s wide-ranging patent portfolio provides access to ag-tech innovations that make our transformation possible.
Maximized Stillage Co-Products™ Technology
Our Ultra-High Protein, produced with Fluid Quip Technologies’ MSC™ system, captures the yeast and the high-value corn protein from the whole stillage stream at a biorefinery, resulting in 50% or greater protein concentration, which is valuable for pet, aquaculture and dairy rations. This technology is crucial in our work to produce sustainable higher-protein feed ingredients, optimal starch utilization and more – all without expanding crop acreage.
An important additional benefit of the MSC™ system is that it increases the renewable corn oil we extract from the process by 50%. Corn oil serves as a valuable low carbon-intensity feedstock for the production of advanced biofuels like renewable diesel.
Clean Sugar Technology™
Developed by Fluid Quip Technologies, CST™ effectively transforms a dry-milling facility into a clean sugar biorefinery where dextrose and glucose replace ethanol as the primary product. Still, it maintains production of high-value coproducts such as renewable corn oil and high-protein feed ingredients. This technology provides industrial quantities of carbohydrate feedstock for manufacturing applications in the growing biochemical, renewable chemicals and synthetic biology industries.
Consistent with our focus on sustainability, CST™ dextrose has a lower carbon intensity score than dextrose from competing wet-milling processes.
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