Butamax adds four ethanol plants to Early Adopters Group

June 19, 2012 |

In Delaware, Butamax Advanced Biofuels announced that the Fagen owned facility Platinum Ethanol of Arthur, Iowa and three other facilities have joined the Butamax Early Adopters Group, indicating their interest in biobutanol production.

The three additional facilities are Little Sioux Corn Processors of Marcus, Iowa; Granite Falls Energy LLC of Granite Falls, Minnesota; and Siouxland Ethanol of Jackson, Nebraska.

The Early Adopters Group (EAG), launched in December 2011 with founding member Highwater Ethanol of Lamberton, Minnesota, is a consortium of leading ethanol production companies interested in the potential biobutanol offers for long-term, sustainable biofuel production. Today’s announcement brings the current EAG membership to seven plants, with ethanol production capacity of approximately half a billion gallons per year.

The four new ethanol plants to join the EAG, along with the previously announced EAG members, are all Fagen/ICM-designed facilities constructed by Fagen, Inc. Fagen is the world’s most experienced biofuels engineering, procurement and construction contractor, having built six billion gallons of annual production globally.

Butamax recently announced a collaboration with Fagen, Inc. to retrofit ethanol facilities to biobutanol production.

Production capacities:

Platinum Ethanol – 110 MGY – Arthur, Iowa.
Little Sioux Corn Processors – 110 MGY – Marcus, Iowa
Granite Falls Energy – 60 Mgy – Granite Falls, Minnesota
Siouxland Ethanol – 50 Mgy – Jackson, Nebraska

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