Pacific Ethanol Announces Idaho Groundbreaking

Cindy Zimmerman

Pacific Ethanol Pacific Ethanol will soon begin construction on a 50 million gallon per year ethanol facility in Burley, Idaho according to a company announcement.

The plant would be located mid-way between Boise and Salt Lake City, Utah and is expected to begin construction within the next thirty days.

The Burley Idaho plant site is located on a parcel of 177 acres, with direct access to both the Union Pacific Railroad and Interstate 84. Burley, Idaho is in the Magic Valley region of the state, where a resident population of over 300,000 dairy cattle and 100,000 feedlot cattle will be sufficient to consume all wet distiller’s grain from the new ethanol facility. A fuel blending rack is within eight miles of the plant site.

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