Tall corn ethanol begins production in Iowa

Iowa now home to ten ethanol plants
By | August 01, 2002
On Aug. 9, the farmer-owners of Tall Corn Ethanol LLC held their ribbon-cutting ceremony at Iowa's largest farmer-owned ethanol plant. With Tall Corn Ethanol in production, Iowa is now home to ten ethanol plants and four more under construction.

Tall Corn Ethanol LLC, located just outside of Coon Rapids, Iowa, will process 15 million bushels of corn into more than 40 million gallons of ethanol and 120,000 tons of distillers dried grains annually. The plant employs 38 full time workers.

"I believe that we can all feel good about being part of a state-of-the-art ethanol production facility," said Warren Puck, Tall Corn Ethanol president.

The plant was designed and built by Broin & Associates of Sioux Falls, S.D. "The plant is designed to be one of the most energy-efficient, labor-efficient and microbiologically-efficient ethanol production facilities online in the U.S.," said Jeff Broin, C.E.O. of Broin Companies.