Green Plains Update

Cindy Zimmerman

GPREGreen Plains Renewable Energy officials say construction on both of their ethanol plants is progressing as planned.

GPRE’s 50 million gallons per year ethanol production facility located in Shenandoah, Iowa is scheduled to commence its first grind in less than 60 days. Fagen, Inc. of Granite Falls, MN is building the plant and construction on the plant is progressing rapidly.

CEO Wayne Hoovestol says the company’s second plant is being built in Superior, Iowa.

“Construction on the Superior Plant is progressing nicely and is on schedule. Once the Superior Plant is completed, which we anticipate will be sometime near the end of this year, we believe we will have in excess of 100 million gallons per year of ethanol production.”

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