Adkins Energy celebrates completion of construction

By | August 01, 2002
Adkins Energy, LLC completed construction on their plant and began producing ethanol two months ahead of schedule this month. Adkins Energy is the first farmer-owned ethanol plant to operate in Illinois.

Located outside of Lena, Ill., the plant includes a cogeneration facility to produce steam and electricity for the plant. The plant will convert more than 13.5 million bushels of corn into approximately 40 mmgy.

"This plant is expected to return 8 to 15 cents additional value for each of the 13.5 million bushels delivered to the plant," said Todd Block, Adkins Energy general manager.

A celebration was held at the plant Aug. 20, with design-builder Lurgi PSI holding a BBQ on site. Brief plant tours were also held.