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Fourth ultra-high protein installation for Green Plains

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Green Plains Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Green Plains Mount Vernon LLC has broken ground on the construction of Fluid Quip Technologies’ MSC™ system. Mount Vernon is the fourth Green Plains location to install MSC™ behind Shenandoah, which started up in April 2020, Wood River, expected to start up during the third quarter of 2021 and Central City, expected to come online in the second quarter of 2022. The new Mount Vernon facility is expected to be completed in 2022.

“We are continuing the transformative rollout of our plan to deploy Ultra-High Protein production across our entire platform,” said Todd Becker, president and chief executive officer of Green Plains. “Each groundbreaking system further demonstrates the continued execution of our multi-year transformation to the biorefinery platform of the future, creating sustainable ingredients that matter, to help meet growing global protein demand.”

Installation of the Mount Vernon MSC™ system is expected to take 9-12 months. It will have the capacity to produce approximately 54,000 tons of Ultra-High Protein feed annually and is expected to increase the capacity of renewable corn oil – a crucial low-carbon feedstock for renewable diesel – by 50%. Once Mount Vernon is online, Green Plains will surpass 250,000 tons of Ultra-High Protein production annually and provide customers with internal redundancy unequaled by other corn-based protein producers.

 

Photo source: Green Plains.

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