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Ergon to restart the ethanol facility in Vicksburg

ergon-1-logo-primaryErgon BioFuels LLC, a subsidiary of Flowood-based Ergon, Inc., announced Monday plans to restart the ethanol facility in Vicksburg in May.

With nearly 60 million gallons of annual production capacity, Ergon BioFuels is one of the largest ethanol producers in the Southeast. The facility will purchase feedstock from local suppliers, providing substantial new market opportunities for the region, the company said in a release. The plant will also add approximately 30 high-paying jobs in a community Ergon has operated in for decades.

Craig Busbea, general manager for Ergon BioFuels, said in the release: “Bringing the ethanol facility back online is an exciting development for Ergon. It will restart with state-of-the-art technology that not only increases ethanol yield and improves the dried distillers’ grain, but also allows for the production of corn oil.” 

Ergon announced in October it will spend $150 million to expand its Vicksburg refinery, allowing it to make more products feed the refinery with more kinds of crude oil.
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