[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Bushmills Ethanol, Inc. began construction on their new ethanol plant near Atwater, Minnesota. The plant will process over 14 million bushels of corn into 40 million gallons of ethanol and 120,000 tons of distillers grains annually. Bob Dinneen, President of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said the ethanol plant would be a local economic development engine, increasing the value of the local corn crop and boosting the entire regional economy. Fagen, the Granite Falls, Minnesota design-build contractor, is the general contractor and will incorporate a process design provided by ICM, Inc. of Colwich, Kansas. Currently, 81 ethanol plants nationwide have the capacity to produce over 3.4 billion gallons annually. There are 15 ethanol plants under construction with a combined annual capacity of 670 million gallons.