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Refiner adding fuel alcohol production capacity

Agriculture.com Staff 09/01/2006 @ 7:53am

Atchison, Kan.-based MGP Ingredients, Inc. yesterday announced plans for a series of distillery equipment upgrades that are expected to help boost the company's total alcohol production capacity by up to 15% above existing capacity of 110 million gallons annually.

The upgrades are scheduled to be completed in phases between now and the summer of 2007 at the company's plants in both Pekin, Ill., and Atchison, Kan., at a projected combined cost of $10 million. They follow a recently completed $2 million project that involved the installation of a new fermentation unit at the company's Pekin plant.

Tim Newkirk, MGP chief operating officer, says the new capacity "will be dedicated to the production of fuel grade alcohol in the immediately foreseeable future." MGPI also produces food grade alcohol for beverage applications, principally vodka and gin, and a variety of industrial uses, including household cleansing products, detergents and personal care systems, as well as pharmaceuticals and vinegar.

"We expect to see the additional capacity come on line in increments beginning in the second quarter of fiscal 2007," Newkirk says.

Atchison, Kan.-based MGP Ingredients, Inc. yesterday announced plans for a series of distillery equipment upgrades that are expected to help boost the company's total alcohol production capacity by up to 15% above existing capacity of 110 million gallons annually.

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