PRATT, Kan. -- The board of directors of Orion Ethanol LLC elected Gary C. Evans president, CEO and director Oct. 23, 2006.
Evans, 49, is the chairman, CEO and founder of GreenHunter Energy Inc., a new public renewable energy company specializing in wind, ethanol and solar projects. He is also a principal in Global Hunter Holdings, L.P., the parent of Global Hunter Securities, LLC., companies active in both direct capital investments and investment banking activities.
Orion also elected four new board members:
Orion Ethanol, through its majority-owned subsidiary Gateway Ethanol, LLC, is constructing a 55-million-gallon-per-year dry mill ethanol plant in Pratt, Kan. The Pratt facility, which is fully funded, is scheduled to begin producing in July of 2007. Each of Orion's ethanol facilities has been designed by Lurgi PSI Inc. to be expandable to 110 million gallons per year. In addition to its Pratt, Shattuck and Enid facilities, Orion has secured land and water rights for three additional ethanol facilities. Orion's corporate goal is to produce 660 million gallons of ethanol per year by 2010.
SOURCE: Orion Ethanol LLC via PR Newswire.