Processing corn products instead of exporting raw corn doubles the value of each bushel. In addition to fuel ethanol, corn plants can produce over 3,300,000 tons of high protein livestock feed plus other products including: industrial and beverage ethanol, industrial starch, corn oil, sweeteners and carbon dioxide.
* The Marshall Plant corn milling capacity is estimated to include an additional 25,000,000 bushels of corn to make starch and sweeteners totaling 40,000,000 bushels for the plant. Therefore, the total estimated industrial corn milling capacity for Minnesota is about 430 million bushels per year."
** Plants organized as New Generation Farmer Co-ops (NGC) may be combined with, converted to or organized as limited liability companies or business structures that are generally designed to:
The business structure of some plants listed above may have changed in a way that makes it difficult to determine the manner in which the farmer control or other NGC features described above may currently apply to a given plant. In addition, some plants described as LLC’s also employ certain NGC characteristics and have hundreds of farmer members.
Kevin Hennessy, Biofuels Specialist
Ag Marketing & Development Division