Voyager Ethanol, LLC, has begun construction on its ethanol plant near Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Voyager will process over 17.5 million bushels of corn into 50 million gallons of ethanol and 150,000 tons of distillers grains annually. The plant is expected to employ approximately 40 people.

The plant is being built by Broin Companies of Sioux Falls, S.D. "We are excited about the continued growth in the ethanol industry and we're pleased to be creating a new market for corn producers in the Emmetsburg region," said Jeff Broin, CEO of the Broin Companies. "This plant will be a win for everyone involved by providing a number of quality jobs and by impacting the local economy with millions of dollars each year. This is an exciting opportunity for our company and the community of Emmetsburg."

Currently, 83 ethanol plants nationwide have the capacity to produce over 3.7 billion gallons annually. There are 15 ethanol plants and two major expansions under construction with a combined annual capacity of nearly 700 million gallons.

Source: Association Release