Nov. 19, 2018 - The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today announced that six new member companies have joined the organization, including a state-of-the-art ethanol plant under construction in Kansas, a cellulosic ethanol facility soon to begin construction in North Dakota, and four associate members who provide goods and services to the industry.
The new RFA members are:
The ethanol plant, designed and constructed by ICM, Inc., will also use ICM’s patent-pending Generation 1.5 Grain Fiber to Cellulosic Ethanol Technology™ to produce more than five million gallons of cellulosic ethanol annually.
Construction on the plant began in March, and it is expected to be fully operational by year-end 2019.
The plant will use 280,000 tons per year of North Dakota wheat straw as its main feedstock and sell its biofuel into the California market under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
Construction is slated to begin in the second quarter of 2019.
The company expects to commission the facility in 2021 and will be operating at full capacity by mid-year.
GROWMARK Energy offers a complete line of refined and renewable fuels, propane, and lubricants to member cooperatives and retail energy distributors across the Midwest.
Earlier this month, the division announced it had started offering pre-blended E15 at its company-owned terminals in Amboy, Ashkum, and Petersburg, Ill., Fort Dodge, Iowa, and St. Joseph, Mo.
It is a division of the world’s largest hops supplier, the Barth-Haas Group.
“We are pleased to welcome these six members to the RFA family, and we know they each bring unique and valuable perspective and experience to the table,” said RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White.
“RFA offers our members excellent technical, research, consumer awareness, government relations, regulatory, and public relations expertise, and we look forward to working with these companies to help further grow our industry.”
To view a list of all RFA members, visit here.