So Many Plants, So Little Time

Cindy Zimmerman

Here’s a brief run-down of some recent plant related announcements:

Indiana – Premiere Ethanol and the Broin Companies broke ground August 3 on a state-of-the-art 60 million gallon per year ethanol biorefinery near Portland, Indiana. When fully complete, Premiere Ethanol will use 21 million bushels of corn and produce 356,000 tons of Dakota Gold Enhanced Nutrition Distillers Products™.

New YorkGovernor George E. Pataki has announced that Empire Biofuels LLC, an ethanol refining company, plans to invest $87 million to build a 50 million gallon per year corn-to-ethanol refinery at the old Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, New York.

CaliforniaUS Farms Inc. has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Imperial Ethanol, dedicated to establishing an ethanol processing facility located in Imperial County, Calif.

MichiganNextGen Energy, LLC, based in Southfield, announced plans for two ethanol plants to be built in Michigan. One will be in Watervliet in Berrien County in the southwest corner of the state. The other is in McBain, located in Missaukee County in the central part of Northern Lower Michigan.