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South Dakota ethanol plant expanding output

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota ethanol plant says it has surpassed 1 billion gallons of production.

Dakota Ethanol LLC began production at the facility near Wentworth in September 2001. It started with a capacity of 40 million gallons per year and now produces 90 million gallons annually. It has more than 1,000 members.

The company says the ethanol is produced from 30 million bushels of locally grown corn each year. The plant also provides a variety of distillers grains products for livestock feed, as well as corn oil, the Madison Daily Leader reported.

“The work we do here at Dakota Ethanol uplifts our local ag economy and supports area farmers who helped build this industry from the ground up,” said Scott Mundt, Dakota Ethanol CEO.


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