Siouxland Ethanol to celebrate 10th anniversary today

Source: By Sioux City Journal • Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

JACKSON, Neb. — Siouxland Ethanol LLC will hold an open house Tuesday to celebrate its 10th anniversary, with Gov. Pete Ricketts as a special guest.

The celebration will begin with plant tours at 10 a.m. and conclude around 2 p.m. following another round of tours. A barbecue and remarks from Ricketts, ethanol industry dignitaries and other public officials will round out the day’s list of events.

In addition to industry representatives and public officials, Siouxland Ethanol is inviting some 700 shareholders in the area, distillers grains customers and the general public.

“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.”

Over the past year, Siouxland Ethanol has expanded the plant’s production to 80 million gallons per year.

Siouxland Ethanol, which became operational in May 2007, consumes 27 million bushels of corn each year, mainly purchased within a 60-mile radius of the plant. Siouxland Ethanol produces 190,000 tons of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and 27 million pounds of corn oil each year. Forty people are employed at Siouxland Ethanol, and spin-off businesses that have resulted from the plant have generated economic development in the town of Jackson and Dakota County.