Shuttered Minnesota Ethanol Plant to Restart Production

SUGAR LAND– Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)–Last week, privately held Energetics (Morris, Minnesota) closed on the sale of a former Diversified Energy Company (DENCO) (Morris) ethanol plant. The new owners plan to have the facility producing ethanol by October 1, 2010.

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Our Take:
This is another sign of the health of Minnesota’s ethanol industry: the Morris, Minnesota ethanol plant, a 25 million gallon-per-year facility will be back on line just as Minnesota’s annual corn harvest is getting going.

That’s 35 high-income jobs for this Northwest Minnesota community and a local, value-added market for nearly nine million bushels of corn.

And  25 million fewer gallons of gasoline that will come from the tar sands of out of Canada’s northern forests or the deeps of the Gulf of Mexico—reducing the pressure on these fragile ecosystems and ensuring that less money is flowing out of America to sustain an unsustainable petroleum habit.


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