Aventine ships first sugar-based ethanol from Nebraska plant
May 29, 2014 - US company Aventine Renewable Energy Inc said on Thursday it had made its first shipment of ethanol produced using sugar-based only feedstock at its plant in Aurora, Nebraska.
The Aurora West facility already employs 52 people and, CEO Mark Beemer said, 18 more will be hired in the next two months. Their total annual payroll will amount to USD 4.6 million (EUR 3.4m).
The firm has already infused USD 10.6 million into the local economy via expenditures on operational needs, the CEO added.
Aventine is engaged in the production and marketing of industrial and fuel ethanol as well as the related byproducts, bioproducts and coproducts. Those include corn gluten feed and meal, corn germ, condensed corn distillers solubles, among others.
Apart from its two plants in Nebraska, the company also has two facilities in Illinois.