KAAPA Ethanol begins work on plant in Nebraska

By | July 01, 2002
KAAPA Ethanol, LLC this month began construction on its ethanol plant near Axtell, Neb. KAAPA becomes the second ethanol plant under construction in the state. Nebraska is home to seven existing ethanol plants.

The KAAPA ethanol plant will process nearly 15 million bushels of corn per year into 40 mmgy and approximately 350,000 tons of distillers wet grains.

Fagen, Inc., the Granite Falls, Minnesota design-build contractor, is spearheading the project and incorporating ICM process technology. "Fagen is pleased to have the opportunity to team with the Kearney area farmers to develop and build this state-of-the-art fuel ethanol and feed plant," said Wayne Mitchell, vice president of Fagen, Inc. "The success of KAAPA shows the determination of the farmers-owners to create their own value-added opportunities while at the same time doing their part to reduce America's dependence on imported energy."