New Ethanol Plant Fulfills Clean Indiana Energy Policy

Central Indiana Ethanol, LLC will build its new corn refinery/ethanol plant in Marion, Indiana, with the support and assistance of the state through the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the city of Marion. This new facility will inject approximately $64 million in capital investment into the local economy and create 40 new production jobs.

“The addition of another ethanol plant in Indiana is a big win for Hoosiers,” said Governor Mitch Daniels. “This plant will add jobs to our state, stimulate the purchase of raw materials from Hoosier farmers, and create a renewable fuel source that is less harmful to the environment. It is a great application of our Clean Indiana Energy policy.” With a planned capacity of 40 to 45 million gallons of ethanol and production of 130,000 tons of distillers dried grains for feed, the plant would process 15 to 17 million bushels of corn each year — primarily sourced from Grant and surrounding counties — significantly benefiting area farmers and agribusinesses. “Central Indiana Ethanol, LLC would like to thank the IEDC, the city of Marion and the Grant County Council for all their efforts in putting an incentive package together,” said Steve Berry, Central Indiana Ethanol President. “It is very exciting to be in the business of producing a renewable fuel that is both environmentally friendly, cost effective, and that will cut America’s dependence on foreign oil.” The company was founded by Central Indiana Ethanol project director Jay Berry who is joined by General Manager Mitch Miller. Formerly the operations manager for a Benson, Minnesota ethanol company, Miller will oversee the construction of Central Indiana Ethanol’s new state of the art plant in Marion. “This is a great day for the state of Indiana, for our area agricultural community and the city of Marion,” said Mayor Wayne Seybold. We are seeing visible proof of the strength of local entrepreneurship as well as the further diversification of our economy while improving our energy security.”
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