Biofuels Production Facility

By Tom Hale | September 28, 2010

Illinois officials recently announced that Illinois River Energy, LLC in Ogle County has received a $4-million Renewable Fuels Development grant to help build a new $120-million-plus ethanol production facility in northern Illinois. The new facility will be a 50-million-gallon per year ethanol production facility, adjacent to the company’s existing 50-million-gallon per year ethanol facility.

The plant, which will use approximately 18 million bushels of corn annually, will incorporate the latest energy conservation technologies and efficiencies to reduce emissions, energy consumption and ethanol production costs. Construction is expected to be complete by September 2009.