Absolutely Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Absolute Absolute Energy and its farmer-owners broke ground on a new facility near St. Ansgar, Iowa today.

That’s Absolute, with an “e” on the end, for ethanol. These guys are planning on making alcohol for energy, not to be confused with Absolut, the vodka.

When complete, this state-of-the-art biorefinery will produce 100 million gallons of ethanol and 320,000 tons of distillers grains annually from 35 million bushels of local corn.

The picture is from the company website of some of Absolute’s board members: Rick Schwarck, President; Steve Neely; Greg Goplerup; Chris Schwarck, VP; and Tom Edgington.

Fagen, Inc. of Granite Falls, Minnesota is overseeing the construction and incorporating a process design provided by ICM, Inc. of Colwich, Kansas.