S.D. ethanol plants boost output to cut losses

01/27/2013 | Aberdeen American News (S.D.)

Glacial Lakes Energy is running its ethanol plants in Mina and Watertown, S.D., beyond their rated capacities in a bid to minimize losses amid an industrywide downturn following the drought-induced rise in corn prices, said CEO Jim Seurer. Aside from adjusting its production process to make more ethanol, the company invested in corn oil production technology, took advantage of the strong demand for distillers dried grains with solubles and sold property that was meant to be the site of a new ethanol plant, Seurer said.

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