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

December 5, 2018






  • 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



Challenge 1
Plant Energy Efficiency



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

Key processes:

  • Drying, milling and sifting

  • Pneumatic and mechanical conveyors

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


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


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


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.


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.



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

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