Plant to be built in collaboration with Midwest Renewable Energy in Sutherland, NE with shipments expected to commence in Q4, 2019
NEW CASTLE, Del., Oct. 11, 2018 — White Dog Labs (WDL) announced today that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Midwest Renewable Energy (MRE) and will locate its first ProTyton plant within MRE’s ethanol plant in Sutherland NE. The ProTyton plant will initially produce 3,000 metric tons/year of ProTyton with shipments expected in Q4 2019. The plant will expand to 30,000 tons/year as early as 2021.
WDL has developed and scaled up ProTyton, a Single Cell Protein ingredient that exhibits upwards of 85wt% crude protein and over 40wt% essential amino acids. The product is highly digestible, performs well in multiple aquaculture diets, and demonstrated health benefits beyond nutrition. Independent testing demonstrated that ProTyton can counter Early Mortality Syndrome in shrimp, and its inclusion in Atlantic salmon feed reduces the overall cost of diets while maintaining performance. ProTyton fermentation is a simple anaerobic process that is highly similar to ethanol fermentation, which allows straightforward implementation by ethanol plants of ProTyton production.
“Having demonstrated ProTyton benefits, we are now responding to customer requests and accelerating our time to market via the collaboration with MRE,” said WDL’s CEO, Dr. Bryan Tracy.
“This agreement helps us maximize the utilization of our ethanol processing assets and offers us a diversification option,” said Tom Wilson, GM of MRE. “We are excited to work with WDL as we are impressed with the simplicity of the process, the high value of the product in the ever-growing aquaculture industry, and the fact that the process will add more feed co-products to our current offering.”
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“We are designing the plant in collaboration with the engineering firms AdvanceBio and FQPT, and working closely with equipment suppliers,” explained Tracy. “Our goal is to facilitate easy duplication of ProTyton production at other ethanol plants that might be interested in diversification.”
ProTyton is trademark of WDL
For information on White Dog Labs, see us at the 2018 IFFO or visit www.WhiteDogLabs.com
White Dog Labs Contact – Bryan Tracy, [email protected]