Fluid Quip Technologies starts up MSC system at Green Plains Shenandoah

April 15, 2020 |

In Iowa, Fluid Quip Technologies (FQT) Maximum Stillage Co-Products MSC system start up commenced at the Green Plains Shenandoah, IA Ethanol Facility. The MSC protein separation system began operations producing 50% Still Pro 50 protein within 24 hours of startup. This marks the fifth MSC system operating, globally, with three additional MSC™ systems currently under construction.

Plants running the MSC protein system continue to operate profitably, during these low margin periods, due to the highly profitable 50% protein product which is sold as a high value functional feed ingredient.

In 2019 the Green Plains organization, led by CEO Todd Becker, made the decision to further diversify their ethanol facilities, to insulate revenue generation from the energy market pitfalls. Shenandoah is the first GP plant to have the MSC system installed and the first one operational. A second GP Ethanol facility is currently undergoing installation of the FQT MSC system and is expected to come online later this year.

The GP Shenandoah plant processes approximately 26 million bushels of corn annually to produce 75 million gallons of ethanol as well as distillers’ grains and distillers corn oil. With MSC, the plant will diversify to produce 50,000 tons of include the new high-value protein co- product, increase distillers corn oil yield up to 20%, and also achieve overall plant capacity gains, without sacrificing DDGs quality.

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