Another Nebraska ethanol plant officially started construction with groundbreaking on Friday in Carleton.
California-based developer Altra broke ground on the 360 acre, $200 million project which will have a capacity of 110 million gallons per year.
Altra also owns and operates California’s only large scale operating ethanol plant, located in Goshen, CA and is currently constructing a 60 MMGY ethanol facility located in Coshocton, Ohio, which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2007, and an 88 MMGY ethanol facility in Cloverdale, Indiana, that is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2007.
Nebraska currently has nine ethanol plants under construction, more than any other state except Iowa which also has nine. Nebraska also has ten biorefineries currently operating.