Perdue BioEnergy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Perdue AgriBusiness Incorporated, has entered into an agreement to supply feedstock to Bionol Clearfield LLC and sell co-products for the company's 110 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.
Under the terms of the agreement, Perdue BioEnergy will supply approximately 40 million bushels of corn as feedstock for the Clearfield plant. Perdue plans to purchase as much corn as possible from area farmers and bring the remainder from Midwest rail locations. In addition, Perdue will market and sell the 385,000 tons of the distillers grains, a co-product of ethanol production, as a feed ingredient to area feedmills serving Pennsylvania dairy, turkey and chicken operations as well as to international markets.
Bionol's parent company, BioEnergy International LLC invested more than $200 million in plant and infrastructure to construct the first commercial-scale ethanol plant in Pennsylvania which began production in December 2009. "We are pleased to be working with Perdue and its vast resources," said Stephen J. Gatto, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BioEnergy International. "Perdue's ability to capitalize on home-grown corn and to market the distillers grains locally will continue to maximize the competitiveness of this important destination ethanol plant."
"Bionol and Perdue AgriBusiness working together is an excellent fit," said Dick Willey, President of Perdue AgriBusiness. "We share a commitment to farmers and agriculture in Pennsylvania and are pleased to support the PennSecurity Fuels Initiative."
About BioEnergy International, LLC
BioEnergy International, LLC, through its subsidiary Bionol Clearfield, LLC (Bionol), is owner and operator of a $270 million state-of-the-art ethanol facility in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. The plant produces over 300,000 gallons of renewable fuel per day while purchasing over 100,000 bushels of corn, much of it locally grown. The facility, which began operations in 2009, has over 50 full-time employees and is the first ethanol plant to be built and operated in Pennsylvania.
About Perdue AgriBusiness Incorporated
Perdue AgriBusiness is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perdue Incorporated. Ranked among the largest grain companies in the U.S., Perdue AgriBusiness is a leading merchandiser, processor and exporter of agricultural products. Through its more than 40 elevator locations with more than 60 million bushels of storage, four transload facilities, three protein blend mills, three soybean crushing operations, an edible oil refinery and two rendering facilities, Perdue AgriBusiness serves agricultural markets across the United States and around the world.