Hawkeye Renewables, LLC, has begun construction on its second ethanol plant in Iowa. The new plant, located near Fairbank, Iowa, will process over 35 million bushels of corn into 100 million gallons of ethanol and 320,000 tons of distillers grains annually.

Fagen, Inc., the Granite Falls, Minn., design-build contractor, is the general contractor and will incorporate a process design provided by ICM, Inc. of Colwich, Kan. They are also currently working on expanding the capacity of Hawkeye Renewables' first plant, near Iowa Falls, to 95 million gallons per year.

"We're excited about the expansion at Iowa Falls and the new construction in Fairbank," says Bruce Rastetter, CEO of Hawkeye Renewables. "Both plants are in great locations. We've already started to see the positive economic impact in Iowa Falls. Likewise, the Fairbanks plant will have an enormous beneficial impact on the local community and northeast Iowa economy in general."

Source: Association Release