ACE congratulates member plants reaching 10 years of production
Posted on 06/08/2017
Sioux Falls, SD (June 8, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) executive vice president Brian Jennings is speaking at member plant anniversary celebrations this month, including Redfield Energy LLC’s event today, June 8 at its plant near Redfield, South Dakota, followed by Siouxland Ethanol’s open house at its plant near Jackson, Nebraska, next Tuesday, June 13.
“ACE congratulates Siouxland Ethanol and Redfield Energy on their 10th anniversaries of operating profitable and innovative ethanol plants while improving the well-being of their surrounding local, state and national economy,” Jennings said. “Reaching this significant milestone represents the growth this industry has experienced over the past decade, and we’re grateful for the value these producers have been able to provide back to their shareholders’ year after year.”
Jennings is presenting both plants with a plaque on behalf of ACE to commemorate 10 years of production. During the anniversary events, Jennings will join leadership from each plant along with other invited speakers from the ethanol industry in addressing those in attendance. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will also be speaking at Siouxland Ethanol’s open house next week.
“Ten years ago after two years of planning, fundraising, construction and training, we were able to bring the plant online and begin producing ethanol and our coproducts,” said Dana Siefkes-Lewis, chief administrative officer at Redfield Energy. “We’re proud to be a member of the Redfield community and we look forward to sharing our progress over the past 10 years with those who join us in celebrating this milestone.”
“We see the bigger picture even more now than when we started,” said Pam Miller, board chair and director of industry and investor relations at Siouxland Ethanol. “Back then, we were mainly concerned with producing the product, but we’ve expanded our offering of co-products and we're actively involved in promoting the use of higher blends of ethanol such as E30 and advocating for less restrictions and regulations surrounding the sale of ethanol.”