PEKIN, Ill. -- Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. is adding four new ethanol storage facilities in Missouri.

The four new terminals bring to six the number of storage terminals Aventine has in the state of Missouri. The addition of the new terminals provides Aventine with significant capacity addition in anticipation of the mandated use of ethanol in Missouri beginning Jan. 1, 2008.

Ron Miller, president and CEO of Aventine, said "Beginning in 2008, Missourians will be required to use a 10-percent ethanol blend in all gasoline sold within the state. The addition of these new terminals assures our Missouri customers that the ethanol they require will be available locally within their state. We continue to expand our distribution footprint across the U.S. This distribution infrastructure is what differentiates us from our competitors."

Aventine is a leading producer, marketer and end to end distributor of ethanol in the United States. Aventine produces, markets and distributes ethanol to leading energy companies. In addition to ethanol, it is also a producer of corn gluten feed, corn germ and brewers' yeast.

SOURCE: Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. via PrimeZone.