Exactly one year from the day they broke ground, Mid-America Biofuels held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their 30 million gallon a year plant in Mexico, Missouri. Lots of good friends, like Senator Kit Bond pictured, were there to congratulate the nearly 400 agricultural producers who purchased shares in Biofuels, LLC and then formed a joint venture with Archer Daniels Midland Company; Ray-Carroll County Grain Growers, Inc.; MFA Oil Company; and Growmark, Inc.
Representatives of the Missouri Soybean Association were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the plant that will use soybean oil to make diesel fuel.
“A year ago today, we came together to break ground for this facility. With the dedication and support of U.S. Senators Kit Bond and Jim Talent, Governor Matt Blunt and U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof, we’ve brought biodiesel in Missouri to the forefront of the nation’s industry,” said Dale R. Ludwig, executive director/CEO of MSA. “Missouri has a wonderful group of legislators who recognize the importance of renewable fuels. They’ve helped make the Mid-Am dream become reality.”