Kan. ethanol plant to shift to sorghum-based production

12/30/2012 | EthanolProducer.com

The Western Plains Energy ethanol plant in Oakley, Kan., is set to begin operating its anaerobic digester system this week, as part of a plan to switch over to sorghum-based ethanol production and eventually have its output qualify as an advanced biofuel. Once the digester is running at capacity, it will produce methane for the plant's thermal oxidizer and boiler, eliminating the need for natural gas, CEO Steve McNinch says.

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