In the US, fuel terminal operator Blendstar has opened an ethanol blending terminal in Collins, Mississippi.
The new terminal, which is Blendstar's eighth operating facility located in six states, will blend ethanol from Green Plain Renewable Energy, which holds a majority stake in Blendstar.
The Mississippi terminal is wholly-owned and controlled by Blendstar.
This new terminal not only helps to expand blending capabilities in the Mississippi market, its strategic location on the CN Railroad will also provide ethanol and other biofuel producers, including our facility in Obion, Tennessee with direct access to new demand for renewable fuels, Todd Becker, president of Green Plains Renewable Energy, says.
Green Plains Renewable Energy is North America's fourth largest ethanol producer, operating six ethanol plants in Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska and Tennessee with a combined expected operating capacity of 480 million gallons of ethanol a year.
Green Plains also operates an independent third-party ethanol marketing service that currently provides marketing services to its affiliated plants as well as four third-party ethanol producers with expected operating capacity of 360 million gallons per year.