Badger State Ethanol hits billion-gallon milestone in Wisconsin

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US ethanol company Badger State Ethanol has hit a new milestone, producing its one-billionth gallon of ethanol.

The dry mill ethanol plant, which is located in Monroe, Wisconsin in the US, began production in October 2002 and currently has a capacity of over 85 million gallons per year of ethanol. The plant is a member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

Congratulating Badger State Ethanol on the achievement, RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper said: “RFA applauds Badger State on this important milestone and its long-time commitment to the industry. All those involved in the operation, from investors to staff, should be very proud of the hard work they all put into a facility that supports the community around them. The company supports dozens of good jobs, adds value to locally grown crops, and plays an important role in providing consumers with cleaner and more affordable fuels at the pump.”

“I thank all of the investors who have believed in us, the community that supports us, the consumers who buy our end products, in both ethanol and feed, and the organisations that support the agenda that helps make this possible,” added Badger State Ethanol CEO and general manager Erik Huschitt. “We certainly didn’t do this alone, and we express our gratitude to all of those who helped us reach this milestone.”

The company employs 50 people and provides a value-added market for Wisconsin corn producers, as well as a local outlet for commercial operations to conduct their grain business.

Badger State Ethanol’s one billion gallons of ethanol production has provided a market for over 350 million bushels of corn.