Approximately 1,800 people attended Prairie Ethanol’s grand opening celebration for the 60 million gallone per year ethanol production facility Saturday near Mitchell, SD.
According to a news release, the event included a Vanguard Squadron fly-over and a program featuring political dignitaries, industry representatives and company officials.
U.S. Senator John Thune expressed his excitement about being part of the ongoing effort to advance renewable energy. “This plant is a new dawn for farming in South Dakota and a new dawn for our rural economy,” he stated. “The ethanol industry is transforming this state like never before.”
Prairie Ethanol, which will utilize Broin Companies‘ patent-pending BPX™ raw starch hydrolysis process, is one of the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly ethanol production facilities in the nation.