The Plant  04/16/10 3:43:14 PM

The Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy plant is a 110 million-gallon per year corn dry-mill ethanol plant located south of Council Bluffs, Iowa on a 195-acre parcel of land. 

The ethanol plant has a number of very unique marketplace advantages.  Being located near MidAmerican Energy®, Council Bluffs' electricity generating complex, allows SIRE to utilize alternative heat sources such as industrial steam.  In addition, the plant has access to five major rail lines and two major interstate highway systems.  Commerical petroleum tank farms are also located near the site.  As SIRE's strategic partner, Bunge® operates the nation's largest soybean processing plant nearby, as well as a Council Bluffs grain terminal facility offering additional operating synergies for the ethanol plant.   

The SIRE plant will use more than 39 million bushels of locally grown corn on an annual basis, and employs as many as 60 people.  Total cost of the business is estimated at $225 million.

 
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