Badger State Ethanol at nameplate capacity

Fagen, Inc./ICM complete Wisconsin's largest ethanol plant
By | October 01, 2002
Monroe, Wis. Badger State Ethanol, LLC, Wisconsin's largest ethanol plant, was brought online in October as scheduled.

Fagen, Inc., the Granite Falls, Minn.-based design-build contractor, spearheaded the construction and incorporated a process-design provided by ICM, of Colwich, Kan. The plant will process nearly 15 million bushels of corn into 40 million gallons of ethanol and 120,000 tons of DDGS annually.

Badger State Ethanol, LLC is expected to stimulate more than $100 million in annual economic activity for the region.

"We are very pleased with the support the project has received from the local community," said Gary Kramer, Badger State Ethanol general manager.

John Malchine, Badger State Ethanol board chairman and CEO, added: "A project like this takes a tremendous amount of cooperation from the local community, and we look forward to repaying that debt by providing a new market for farmers, dozens of good paying jobs, and a multi-million dollar economic stimulus to this area. In short, we plan to be good neighbors for years to come."