Cargill buys corn wet mill ethanol facility in Iowa

by Eric Schroeder
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MINNEAPOLIS — Cargill has acquired Tate & Lyle’s corn wet mill ethanol plant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The facility has the ability to grind 150,000 bus of corn per day and produce 115 million gallons of ethanol per year.

“We believe that a highly efficient, well-located corn wet mill ethanol plant fits well into our bio-product portfolio,” said Alan Willits, president of Cargill Corn Milling North America. “We see an opportunity in Fort Dodge to replicate the success we have had at our Blair, Neb., and Eddyville, Iowa, bio-refinery campuses.”

Mr. Willits added, “The corn wet mill ethanol plant will provide the base load corn grind for the campus, and we hope to support additional business growth in the coming years. When completed, Fort Dodge will be a world class bio-refinery campus that will produce ethanol and other bio-based products. We will achieve energy and operational efficiency while respecting the environment and natural resources, as we have in Blair and Eddyville.”

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