Ethanol plant set to reopen - Sentinel Online

FAIRMONT - With almost a full roster of employees, the Fairmont ethanol plant is back in business.

"We're grinding corn at the plant, which means in the next two or three days, we will see ethanol being produced at the plant," said Jim Stark, vice president of investor and media relations at Green Plains Renewable Energy in Omaha, Neb.

In November, Green Plains, the fourth-largest ethanol producer in North America, announced the purchase of the Fairmont plant as well as one in Wood River, Neb., for $101 million. Both plants are about the same age and had been owned by BioFuel Energy Corp. of Denver.

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