Corn Plus Ethanol of Winnebago, Minnesota has been honored for energy efficiency and their commitment to being “green.”
Corn Plus was one of five Minnesota businesses recognized by Alliant Energy with an “Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award” for leadership and vision in integrating energy efficiency into the design, construction or operation of their businesses. The awards were presented at the recent 2009 Minnesota Energy Summit in Albert Lea, MN.
Selection of the winners was based on a variety of criteria such as energy savings, programs implemented, the number and kinds of projects completed, technology applied or a unique application of energy-efficiency technologies. The award-winning organizations utilized Alliant Energy’s Shared Savings program.
Corn Plus implemented three major projects under that program – a fluid bed reactor, variable frequency drives instead of standard motors and a distillation upgrade – that have save the ethanol plant in terms of both energy and economy.