Aventine Expansion Signs Construction Contracts for Ethanol Plant

Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc., a producer of clean renewable energy, has finalized the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for its planned capacity expansions at Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and Aurora, Nebraska.

The company’s EPC contracts with Kiewit Energy Company provide for Kiewit to build an ethanol production facility at each site capable of initially producing 113 million gallons of denatured ethanol annually as the primary product.

In addition, the EPC contracts also call for Kiewit to provide certain additional materials and services to prepare each site for a phase II expansion.

A phase II expansion would double the capacity of each of the plants, and the company is currently seeking permits for the full 226 million gallons of annual production capacity for each site upfront.

Aventine is a producer and distributor of ethanol to energy companies in the U.S., also markets and distributes biodiesel. In addition to ethanol, Aventine also produces distillers grains, corn gluten feed, corn germ and brewers’ yeast.

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