RR Spur Renovation Will Serve IA Ethanol Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

Green Plains Green Plains Renewable Energy and BNSF Railway Company have completed renovation of the rail spur running from Red Oak, Iowa to Shenandoah, Iowa. The spur will serve the 50 million gallon per year ethanol plant being built by Green Plains in Shenandoah. GPRE is also building a second 50 million gallon facility near Superior, Iowa.

Barry Ellsworth, CEO and President of Green Plains said they are “happy that the rail line will be available for this year’s harvest. We hope that it will be of benefit to the local elevators and farmers.”