MAUMEE, OHIO — The Andersons, Inc. said it will expand the ethanol facility owned by The Andersons Albion Ethanol L.L.C., Albion, Mich., doubling the plant’s capacity.
According to The Andersons web site, the Albion Ethanol opened in August 2006, adjacent to The Andersons’ grain elevator in Albion, Mich. The Andersons manages the 55 million gallon dry mill fuel ethanol plant, which requires 20 million bus of corn to operate and produces 155,000 tons of distiller dried grains annually. Ethanol, E-85, corn oil, and CO2 are available.
|Pat Bowe, c.e.o. of The Andersons|
“The supply and demand situation in Michigan relative to corn and ethanol is very favorable,” said Pat Bowe, chief executive officer. “Advancements in farm practices and technology continue to increase the size of Michigan’s corn crop and enhance its quality. This added production capacity enables more ethanol to be produced and used in the state.
“This dynamic, combined with the highly efficient operations at the Albion facility, makes it a compelling investment for expansion.”
The facility was built by ICM, Inc. of Colwich, Kas., and was engineered for future expansion. ICM, Inc. is contracted to oversee the expansion, which is scheduled to be completed in April 2017. Approximately 10 new full-time production positions will be added when the new capacity becomes operational.Managed and operated by The Andersons, The Andersons Albion Ethanol L.L.C. is co-owned by Marathon Petroleum Corp., Findlay, Ohio.