Agassiz Energy sues Bio-Renewable Group

By | September 08, 2008
Crookston, Minn.-based Agassiz Energy LLC is suing Bio-Renewable Groupa group of contractors that consists of Fargo, N.D.-based Wanzek Construction, Teton Industrial Group, Utility Engineering Corp. and Vogelbusch USA Inc.for $829,500, claiming that the group misrepresented itself as a corporation with experience in designing and building ethanol plants. According to Gary Bridgeford, one of Agassiz Energy's board members, the lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Fargo and was still pending at press time. Agassiz Energy has been proposing to build a 50 MMgy corn-based ethanol plant near Erskine, Minn., since 2004 but suspended development of the project in the fall of 2007 because of "unfavorable market conditions."