Company to Auction Ethanol, Biodiesel Equipment

John Davis

maasWhat’s a loss for some ethanol and biodiesel producers could be a big gain for others looking to expand or get into the green fuel business. A pair of auctions… one in Nebraska and the other in New Jersey… by Maas Companies will offer some brand-new, out-of-the-box ethanol and biodiesel production equipment.

MaasbiodieselequipmentCarelton, Nebraska is the site of the Altra Nebraska LLC ethanol equipment auction, where $220 million worth of equipment capable of producing 110 million gallons a year will be offered for sale on Wednesday, October 28, starting at 10 a.m. On Thursday, November 12, six, 10-million-gallon-a-year biodiesel process trains will be up for sale at the Hampton Inn & Suites – Newark Harrison Riverwalk, 100 Passaic Ave, Harrison, New Jersey, starting at 11 a.m.

GuytonAllison Guyton, director of operation for Maas Companies says her company has been doing these types of sales of biodiesel and ethanol equipment since the 1980s.

“It has a tendency to go in cycles depending on how the industry is doing based on transportation costs, commodity prices, and subsidies from the different states,” Guyton says. She says both sets of equipment are still in shrink-wrap, on pallets, and ready to be installed into any operation.

“This is a phenomenal opportunity for an entity to either come in and purchase the euipment and keep it on-site and finish the construction process, or buy new equipment at a fraction of new cost and then transport to their location have it installed there.”

To hear more of my conversation with Guyton, listen here: [audio:]

You can see more of the equipment and details about how to bid in-person or online at the Maas Companies Web site.

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