Growth Energy welcomes Element as 100th plant member

By Growth Energy | August 06, 2018

Growth Energy is proud to welcome Element LLC as its newest member. The addition of the new Colwich, Kansas-based biorefinery marks the 100th plant member for Growth Energy.

The Andersons Inc. have partnered with ICM, a current Growth Energy member, to form Element LLC to build and operate a 70 million gallon per year facility that is expected to be the lowest environmental impact ethanol production facility in the United States. Element expects to commence production in the second quarter of 2019.

Growth Energy, The Andersons, and ICM issued the following statements:

“We are so proud to welcome Element as the hundredth member of the Growth Energy family,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. “Element is the result of an invaluable partnership between ICM and The Andersons, and we look forward to collaborating with these industry leaders to provide Americans with cleaner burning renewable biofuels at the pump.”

“We’re thrilled to team up with Growth Energy as Element builds the most technologically advanced and greenest dry mill ethanol plant in the world,” said Mike Irmen, president of The Andersons Ethanol Group. “Growth Energy has supported our industry for 10 years. We’re looking forward to tapping their knowledge and supporting the ethanol promotion effort.”

“ICM is extremely excited about working on this project. We are about a year away from launching the plant, but we look forward to working with Growth Energy as a strategic partner,” said Dave Vander Griend, CEO of ICM. “They are an excellent advocate for the industry and we are proud to be a part of their association.”