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FORT DODGE, Iowa, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill announced today that it has begun operating its corn wet mill ethanol plant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Cargill purchased the idled facility from Tate & Lyle in 2011.
"We are excited to be operational in Fort Dodge," said Al Viaene, Fort Dodge facility manager, Cargill Corn Milling North America. "When full production capacity is reached, the plant will consume 150,000 bushels of corn a day and turn out five products including dextrose, ethanol and SweetBran feed for cattle."
The corn wet mill ethanol plant will provide the base load corn grind for the campus, and will also support additional business growth in the coming years. When completed, Fort Dodge will be a world class bio-refinery campus that will produce ethanol and other bio-based products.
"This investment demonstrates Cargill's continued commitment to Iowa agriculture," said Governor Terry Branstad. "The Fort Dodge facility will create over 100 jobs in Webster county and the addition of CJ will lead to further job growth in Fort Dodge."
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