A prototype micro ethanol plant in South Dakota is being auctioned this month by Maas Companies of Rochester, Minn.
Maas Companies is accepting sealed bids on the Genesis Ethanol I, a 2-4 million gallon-per-year micro ethanol plant located outside of Sioux Falls in Parker, South Dakota until Friday, Sept. 24. A winning bid may be awarded at that time or the top five bidders may continue a limited live auction Friday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. central daylight time.
Genesis Ethanol I was a prototype micro ethanol plant started in 2008 with several innovative concepts. Genesis purchased corn locally and sold its distiller grain by products locally, thereby greatly reducing transportation costs and delivering a consistent product. In addition, the facility was designed with energy saving components unique to its design in an effort to reduce energy costs. Initially the plant was to be the first in a series of similar plants throughout the region.
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