Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc., has finalized its purchase of land from the Aurora Cooperative in Aurora, Neb. to build a 220 million gallon per year ethanol plant. The site is adjacent to an existing 50 million gallon ethanol facility operated by Nebraska Energy, LLC., of which Aventine is a majority partner/owner.
Aventine has also announced that it will be the exclusive marketer for Heartland Grain Fuels LP’s recently completed expansion of its Huron, South Dakota ethanol facility. Heartland, an existing Aventine marketing alliance partner, completed the expansion of its Huron facility from 12 million gallons per year to 30 million gallons per year in July.