Eco-Energy has entered the final stage of construction on its ethanol distribution facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
The facility will be the company’s 10th ethanol distribution terminal and is due to start operations in the third quarter of 2020.
The Union Pacific Railroad will provide rail service to the Eco-Energy-Phoenix terminal, with plans to handle more than 250 million gallons annually. The Eco-Energy site will provide much needed ratability and security of supply thanks to more than four million gallons of dedicated ethanol storage, and without added cost and complexity of truck deliveries.
Chad Conn, VP distribution at Eco, a leading biofuel supply chain company, says: ‘The unprecedented and unique capabilities of this terminal will undoubtedly alleviate the logistical constraints experienced in the Phoenix market.
‘Combining location and state-of the-art design, this ethanol terminal will deliver the most efficient and attractive solution for suppliers and blenders in the Phoenix market.’
Once operational, the Eco-Energy site will be capable of offloading ethanol from railcars to dedicated storage where it will then be transferred via pipeline to every local blending terminal.
Josh Bailey, Eco-Energy CEO adds: ‘Cooperation that creates solutions for multiple stakeholders is what our industry needs to increase the availability and consumption of high octane, low carbon, cost-competitive ethanol.’