Ace Ethanol begins production

Plant is first dry-mill ethanol production facility in Wisconsin
By | July 01, 2002
Ace Ethanol completed construction of its plant and began producing ethanol last month. Ace Ethanol is the first dry mill ethanol plant to operate in Wisconsin. Located outside of Stanley, Wisconsin, the plant will process over 6 million bushels of corn per year into 15 mmgy and 44,000 tons of distillers dry and wet grains. The plant will also capture and market 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year. Ace Ethanol is expected to employ 30 people at the plant.

"We are proud to be the first large dry mill ethanol plant in Wisconsin," said Terry Kulesa, Ace Ethanol general manager. "Now some of the ethanol that Wisconsin uses will be produced in the state. It gives the farmers in Wisconsin another market for their corn and allows us all to benefit from a domestically produced renewable fuel source."

While Ace Ethanol acted as its own general contractor, Delta-T, of Williamsburg, Virginia, served as the design-build firm and provided the technology, engineering and procurement of the equipment. The plant was constructed to be easy to expand in the future. "A big pat-on-the-back to Ace for showing the world that there is still room for a 15 million gallon per year fuel-ethanol plant as a solid business investment," said Rob Swain, vice president of Delta-T Corporation. "Our partnership with Ace has proven that with a strong business plan and management team, combined with the latest designed technological efficiencies and environmental options, a plant this size can be very profitable and worthy of capital funding. We look forward to working with Ace for a lot of years to come in helping them maintain a competitive edge in the fuel-ethanol market."