The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) celebrated milestone anniversaries of three ethanol plant members this week.
RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White attended the 10th anniversary of Homeland Energy Solutions, which operates a 200 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Lawler, Iowa. The facility also produces distillers grains, a valuable animal feed co-product, and corn oil. To date, the biorefinery has produced more than 1.4 billion gallons of ethanol, 275 million pounds of corn oil and purchased and ground just under 500 million bushels of corn.
RFA also congratulates member company Trenton Agri Products (TAP) on its 15th anniversary of continuous operations. TAP operates a 50 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Trenton, Neb., which also produces distilled corn oil and wet distillers grains, and has been an active member of RFA for all 15 years.
Also celebrating 15 years is Western Plains Energy (WPE), a 50 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Oakley, Kan., which uses 17.5 million bushels of corn and grain sorghum per year. The company, which has 45 employees, was also the first in the industry to trial ICM’s cold-cook process, to try ICM’s slurry grinding process and Syngenta’s Enogen corn.