Show Me Ethanol (SME), a dry-mill ethanol production facility located in Carrollton, Missouri is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The plant broke ground in March 2007 and began commercial production in May 2008. Today, the facility produces more than 60 million gallons of ethanol and 160,000 tons of distiller grains animal feed per year. SME marked the occasion in a ceremony last week at the plant.
“It’s been an amazing decade here at Show Me Ethanol,” said General Manager Richard Hanson. “We have accomplished so much, producing above our initial capacity and helping to grow ethanol co-products like DDGS and distillers corn oil. We are pleased to reach this anniversary and look forward to continuing to contribute to our economy, energy security, and environment.”
Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen congratulated the RFA member plant on the milestone. “True to its name, Show Me Ethanol has led by example and proven the many benefits of renewable fuels to the Carrollton community, the state of Missouri, and our nation,” said Dinneen.
SME is operated by 40 employees, has more than 460 investors, and uses more than 20 million bushels of Missouri corn every year. In 2012, the company also began producing distillers corn oil, which is sold into the animal feed and biodiesel markets.