CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluid Quip Process Technologies announced today that it had reached an agreement with White Dog Labs (WDL) to provide an 18 million bushels/year of Clean Sugar Technology™ (CST) to WDL's first full scale production plant.
WDL has developed and scaled up ProTyton, a Single Cell Protein ingredient that exhibits upwards of 85wt% crude protein and over 35wt% essential amino acids. The product is highly digestible and performs well in multiple aquaculture diets with leading indicators of health benefits beyond nutrition. ProTyton fermentation, similar to that of ethanol, is a simple anaerobic process, thus allowing straightforward conversion of ethanol plants to ProTyton production.
The patented CST technology was developed by FQPT as a bolt-on to dry mill ethanol plants to produce a sugar slip stream that allows diversification of co-products, thus providing additional revenue streams without detracting from existing co-products. The CST system, first commissioned in 2016, leverages many FQPT technologies in the ethanol space. It separates the slurry stream into clean sugar, spent grains, and corn oil. FQPT will provide the CST technology, separation equipment, process engineering, construction oversight, and startup support for the ProTyton plant.
CST is the 5th commercially proven ethanol industry technology released by FQPT in five years. Each of these technologies are designed to bring diversification in co-product revenue streams to the industry.
“We are delighted to be a part of WDL's first ProTyton plant,” said Neal Jakel, Vice President of Strategy and Technology at FQPT. “In addition to their organism and process development work, WDL has completed an impressive process scale-up, using their 5000 gallon in-house fermenter.”
ProTyton, is estimated by aquaculture analysts to command a $2000/ton price while its production costs are estimated to be below $500. It thus offers the ethanol industry a profitable diversification into the large, and ever-growing aquaculture industry.
"We are privileged to work with FQPT,” said WDL's CEO, Bryan Tracy. “They are the premier process engineering firm in the biofuels industry, and their track-record of successful MSC and CST installations will contribute to the plant’s start-up and production ramp.” Tracy added, “Our collaboration will start with the initial construction of our pre-production line.”
For information on FQPT, please visit www.FQPTech.com
For information on White Dog Labs, please visit www.WhiteDogLabs.com
Clean Sugar Technology is a trademark of FQPT
ProTyton is a trademark of WDL