FORT DODGE, IOWA – Cargill has begun operating its corn wet mill ethanol plant in Fort Dodge. Cargill bought the idled facility in 2011 from Tate & Lyle, P.L.C. When the plant reaches full production capacity it will consume 150,000 bus of corn per day and turn out five products, including dextrose, ethanol and SweetBran feed for cattle, said Al Viaene, Fort Dodge facility manager, Cargill Corn Milling North America.
The corn wet mill ethanol plant will provide the base load corn grind for the campus and support additional business growth. When completed, Fort Dodge will be a bio-refinery campus that will produce ethanol and other bio-based products, according to the company.