Flint Hills Resources to expand on-site corn storage in Iowa

June 12, 2016 |

In Iowa, Flint Hills Resources is adding nearly 5 million bushels of corn storage at its Arthur and Shell Rock ethanol plants. The new ground piles will greatly increase each plant’s on-site corn storage capacity including more than doubling the Shell Rock plant’s capacity and increasing the Arthur plant’s capacity by more than 40 percent. Both piles are expected to begin receiving corn in early October, just in time for harvest.

Currently, the Arthur plant has 5.6 million bushels of storage and the Shell Rock plant has 2.0 million bushels of storage. The new ground piles will add close to 2.4 million bushels of storage at each plant. The ground piles will also have dedicated receiving pits increasing each plant’s unloading capability at harvest, which will shorten wait times. Flint Hills Resources is investing close to $7 million in the storage expansion projects.

Flint Hills Resources operates ethanol plants in Arthur, Fairbank, Iowa Falls, Menlo and Shell Rock, Iowa, Fairmont, Nebraska, and Camilla, Georgia. The plants have a combined annual capacity of 820 million gallons of ethanol.

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