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Tue, Dec. 11th, 2018 - Archer Daniels Midland

December 5, 2018

 

 

 

COMPANY PRESENTATION

 

  • One of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers

  • 31,000 employees

  • 170 countries

  • 500 crop procurement locations

  • 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities

  • 44 innovation centers

 

OVERVIEW OF CHALLENGES

Challenge 1
Plant Energy Efficiency

 

Context

Corn processing plants use electricity and natural gas to power machines and processes. 

Key processes:

  • Drying, milling and sifting

  • Pneumatic and mechanical conveyors


Objective
ADM would like to increase energy efficiency while maintaining production output.

 

Expected TRL

ADM is looking for a market ready solution with proven track record.

Challenge 2

Wastewater Treatment

 

Context
Water is used in various plant processes and must be properly cleaned before release or treatment by local facility. Actual process used in Starch and Gluten plant are:

  • Large volumes of water from corn processing are treated by anaerobic digesters

  • Digesters produce gas that feed gas boilers

 

Objective
ADM would like to improve the efficiency and sustainability of actual wastewater treatment.

 

Expected TRL

ADM is looking for a market ready solution with proven track record, but is also open to research in in the field of inorganic filters.

Challenge 3

Solid Waste Management

 

Context
ADM is looking for new ways to manage the solid waste produced mainly from the flour mill. Digesters are currently used for organic matter. Some of the solid waste is processed in digesters.

 

Objective
ADM seeks solutions to improve the process in order to make full use of all by-products There are also waste packaging materials.

 

Expected TRL

ADM is looking for a market ready solution with proven track record.

 

WEBINAR LOGISTICS

Date and time: Tue, Dec. 11th, 2018 - 13:30-14:30 EDT

Connection: the login link will be sent to registered participants 24 hours before the webinar

 

 

REGISTRATION

 

Oops, you missed this CONNECT Challenges webinar... that's ok. By registering here, you can still:

 

  • receive the PowerPoint slide deck and the recorded webinar

  • submit your solution via our online form

  • get a chance to be selected by the corporation to pitch during a second webinar

 

An email will be sent within 48 hours after your payment.

 

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