Expansion reportedly delayed at Aurora, Neb. ethanol plant

By | March 01, 2002
A $23 million expansion planned for the Nebraska Energy ethanol plant has been delayed for six months to a year. Construction was supposed to start March 1 and be completed by the end of the year. The expansion would have increased the plant's ethanol capacity from 35 mmgy to 55 mmgy. The expansion also would have increased the number of employees from 42 to 48, plant officials said. The delay will postpone a $1.5 million addition to Aurora's wastewater treatment plant as well. The majority owner of the plant, Williams Bio-Energy, sought to cut back on capital projects this year, which led to the postponement.