Frontier Ethanol Opens In Iowa

Chuck Zimmerman

Broin CompaniesThere is no shortage of ethanol news this week as we get closer to the Indianapolis 500. This story is about a new ethanol plant in Iowa. The Broin Companies just announced that Frontier Ethanol, LLC, near Gowrie, Iowa, is the 100th ethanol plant to begin operations in the United States. The Sioux Falls, SD-based company developed, designed, engineered, and built the facility and will provide management and marketing services. There’s a grand opening planned for tomorrow.

“The Broin Companies built one of the first successful ethanol production plants in America in the early 1980s and we are thrilled that our plant, Frontier Ethanol, is our nation’s 100th,” exclaimed Jeff Broin, CEO of the Broin Companies. “This is a tremendous milestone for our industry and our organization.”

Frontier Ethanol is the 23rd ethanol plant built by the Broin Companies, who provide turnkey development, design, engineering, construction, management, and marketing services for the ethanol industry. The facility will process 21 million bushels of corn into 60 million gallons of ethanol and 178,000 tons of Dakota Gold Enhanced Nutrition Distillers Products™ annually. The plant will employ approximately 40 people with an annual payroll of $1.8 million.

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