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Employment History

Operations Manager
Great Western Energy

Chief Executive Officer
Great Western Ethanol

Colorado Young Farmer President
Great Western Ethanol

Great Western Ethanol

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Fort Morgan Times - Local

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"We are very disappointed with the governor's veto, but it doesn't impact our business plan to produce ethanol in the state of Colorado," said Jim Geist, the operations manager for Greeley-based Great Western Energy.

Geist said Great Western is hoping to break ground late this year on a 100-million-gallon facility southwest of Evans.
Gardner, Geist and Kramer all said Owens missed an opportunity to keep the momentum for ethanol going.

Journal Advocate - Local

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The Friday educational workshop, "Ethanol - Today and Tomorrow," will be presented by Past Colorado Young Farmer President Jim Geist with Great Western Ethanol in Greeley.

Rocky Mountain News: Business

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One reason for building the plant in Colorado is because the state has a large ethanol market, said Jim Geist, spokesman for Great Western Ethanol.The state consumes 90 million gallons of ethanol per year.

The proposed plant - near the intersection of Weld County Road 33 and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks - is close to feedlots and dairy and horse farms.That's important, Geist said, because ethanol has a byproduct called distillers dried grains that can be used as livestock feed.

Jim Geist, operations ...

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Jim Geist, operations manager for Great Western Ethanol, said it plans to break ground on the plant, located near Weld County roads 33 and 394 by early March.Once construction is under way, it could take between 18-24 months to complete the plant, which is projected to be operational by the third quarter of 2009.

"This is big for the region and for the state," Geist said."As for the country, we are helping to meet the energy needs."
In the year-and-a-half period in which Great Western had to go back to the drawing board and redesign the plant to meet its new production size, Evans officials have worked closely to facilitate the process.
Geist said the city was a key part of the redesign, and getting everything approved on time.

"James Geist, CEO of ...

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"James Geist, CEO of Great Western Ethanol, is growing a little impatient.After all, the 224-acre plot of land in Evans, Colo., still remains in almost the same condition as it has been for the past four and a half years," according to iStockAnalyst."For this, Geist said, he blames a 'perfect storm' -- a poor economy, even worse environmental disasters and an ever-changing public perception about his company's lifeblood, ethanol."[Read Full Blog Post]

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