Green Plains Inc. broke ground last summer on the construction of Fluid Quip Technologies’ MSCTM system at its wholly-owned subsidiary Green Plains Central City LLC, in Central City, Neb. Central City is the third Green Plains location to install MSC™, including its facility in Wood River, Neb.
The Central City MSC™ system is scheduled to come online in the second quarter of 2022 and will have the capacity to produce approximately 72,000 tons of Ultra-High Protein feed annually at concentrations of 50% or higher. Protein content can be tailored to species-specific ration requirements. Ultra-High Protein also contains a 25% spent yeast component, which aids in digestion and enhances performance parameters, including immune function and feed efficiency.
“Breaking ground on our third Ultra-High Protein installation further demonstrates our clear commitment to the complete transformation of Green Plains’ facilities into the biorefinery platform of the future,” said Todd Becker, president and chief executive officer of Green Plains. “We are systemically executing on our strategic plan to become a world-class ag-tech company providing high-protein, novel feed ingredients with a unique yeast component.”
At full scale, Green Plains’ anticipated annual Ultra-High Protein production capacity will be approximately 600,000 tons. The MSC™ technology is also expected to increase renewable corn oil capacity by 50%. Corn oil is an important low-carbon feedstock for the production of renewable diesel.
The City of Central City is served electrically as a wholesale customer of Nebraska Public Power District.