Bunge Ethanol and Biodiesel Plans

Cindy Zimmerman

Bunge MGP MGP Ingredients Inc. and Bunge North America are considering jointly building an ethanol plant in the Atchison, KS area, according to a Kansas City Business Journal report.

In a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Atchison-based MGP Ingredients said the companies have made no decisions to proceed beyond the investigatory stage.

In other Bunge news this week, the St. Louis-based agribusiness corporation announced it is teaming up with Memphis-based Biodiesel Investment Group, LLC to build Illinois’ largest biodiesel plant in Danville.

Plans are for the joint venture, Biofuels Company of America, LLC to build the 45-million gallon per year biodiesel plant adjacent to Bunge’s soybean processing facility in Danville, Ill. Work on the site is already under way with plans for the plant to be operational in the first quarter of 2008.

Biodiesel, Ethanol