US BioEnergy broke ground Friday on US Bio Dyersville, a 100 million gallon per year ethanol biorefinery in Dyersville, Iowa.
“We are happy to be a member of the Dyersville community and believe in the power of the American farmer,” stated Gordon Ommen, US BioEnergy’s CEO and president. “The construction of this plant is another step in decreasing our country’s dependence on foreign resources and revitalizing the American Heartland.”
Dyersville is where the movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed, which Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen says is very appropriate.
“It is fitting that the home of the ‘Field of Dreams’ is now going to be home to a state-of-the-art ethanol biorefinery. Across Iowa and around the country, farmers and rural communities are thriving because of tremendous economic opportunities ethanol production is creating. Whether its fields of corn today or fields of corn and switchgrass tomorrow, ethanol is helping turn rural America into a real life field of dreams.”
Among those on hand to celebrate with US BioEnergy were Ron Fagen, President and CEO of Fagen Inc.; Dyersville Mayor Jim Heavens; Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of American Coalition for Ethanol; and · Dave Schroeder, President of Dyersville Industrial Development.