The site near Moorefield, NE consists of nearly 200 acres on Highway 23 approximately 10 miles west of Curtis, NE. "We are excited about the opportunity to be part of Hi-Line Ethanol," said Tom Randazzo, CEO of Wolverine Ethanol.
"The Frontier County location has all of the features and benefits that we believe are important for the successful operation of Hi-Line Ethanol," he
is also developing the Alcorn Energy facility near Holdrege, NE in Phelps County.
..."We are excited about the opportunity to build an ethanol plant in Phelps County," said Tom Randazzo, CEO of Alcorn Energy.
"The Phelps County location has all of the features and benefits that we believe are necessary for the successful operation of our ethanol plant," he
said.The air permit application is for the construction of a 125 million gallon per year, dry mill plant which will consume over 40 million bushels of corn per year.Investment of over $150 million is anticipated and, when operational, the plant will have 40 to 50 employees.The plant will burn coal as its main energy source, with a fully redundant gas-fired boiler system.Randazzo
said that one of the most important considerations in the site selection was the abundant corn supply in Phelps County and the surrounding counties.Because of the large consumption of corn, ethanol plants have a significant impact on the local agricultural economy."Local corn supply is very important to us and we are excited to also announce that Alcorn Energy
has formed a strategic alliance with Agri Co-op to supply all of the corn for our plant operation," he