ADM Builds Coal-fired Co-Gen Plant for Ethanol Production

Decatur, Illinois [] To help power its corn milling and ethanol operations in Columbus, Nebraska, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) will build a coal-fired co-generation (Co-Gen) plant that will be permitted to burn a blend of fuels, including high and low sulfur coals, tire-derived fuel and biomass to produce process steam and electric energy. The addition of this plant will lower energy costs and lessen the company’s vulnerability to energy market price fluctuations. Construction is dependent upon applicable governmental approvals. ADM, a processor of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa, also produces soy meal and oil, ethanol, corn sweeteners and flour. The company currently operates similar Co-Gen facilities in Decatur, Illinois, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and it has another plant under construction in Clinton, Iowa.
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