manufacture 5 million gallons of clean-burning biodiesel, yielding 5 million pounds of glycerin, and blend and sell biodiesel and feed by-products into local markets.
The purchased land is just east of the Quad County Ethanol plant, south of Galva, just off of Highway 20. The office is in the process of construction, with the grain handling plant yet to come. Delayne Johnson is on the Board of Directors, and he says fund raising for the project was completed in June of 2007. They hope to have the plant up-nd-running by the end of 2008. It is estimated that the Maple River Energy plant will have 15 employees.
Maple River Energy's board includes veteran directors from a successful local ag business (Galva Holstein Ag), as well as the ethanol plant located south of Galva (Quad County Corn Processors), and other local businesses (VT Industries). These board members offer their personal expertise in production agriculture, construction, international business, and agribusiness development. These seven individuals are committed to the success of this renewable fuels project in Galva.