Broin wins $5.3 million grant from DOE

By | September 01, 2002
Sioux Falls-based Broin Companies has secured a $5.3 million research grant from the U.S. DOE. The company will just about match the grant with its own money for research into new products, a company spokesman said. The grant is part of an $11.3 million biorefinery pilot project. Broin was one of six businesses to receive the DOE grant. The payments are spread out over four years. Broin Companies will use the money to develop new products created from the dry-mill process in ethanol production. The firm plans to use new coproducts from ethanol production to improve plant efficiency. The research and development will be done at the company's Scotland, S.D. plant and will create several new jobs related to the microbiology and technical work fields.