News - Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc.


October 2014

Oct 22
Aventine Expands Wet Feed Capacity

Trucks were rolling all day long in and out of the Aurora West facility Oct. 10, but instead of hauling corn the payload was a continous flow of cement.


September 2014

Sep 18
Aventine Secures $40 Million Loan and Security Agreement

Aventine Renewable Energy, a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, today announced that on Sept. 17 the company secured a $40 million loan and security agreement in partnership with AloStar Bank of Commerce in Birmingham, Alabama, and MidCap Financial LLC in Bethesda, Maryland.


August 2014

Aug 20
Aventine celebrates completion of natural gas boiler project

Aventine Renewable Energy recently held a ribbon cutting celebration Aug. 15 to mark the completion of a project to replace three aging coal boilers with two new natural gas boilers at its Pekin, Illinois, ethanol production complex.


May 2014


March 2014

Mar 21
Valero purchases Mount Vernon, Ind., ethanol plant from Aventine

Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp., announced March 21 that it has purchased a corn ethanol plant in Mount Vernon, Ind., from Aventine Renewable Energy-Mt. Vernon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. The plant has an annual production capacity of 110 million gallons and uses Delta-T technology, similar to the process already in use at Valero Renewables’ ethanol plant in Jefferson, Wis. 


February 2014

Feb 28
Aventine working to update Pekin plants, including boiler upgrade

Aventine Renewable Energy is in the midst of a two-year strategic plan to bring its two ethanol plants located in Pekin, Ill., back up to and above original production levels. That includes a project under way right now, to replace three aging coal boilers with natural gas-fired boilers.

Feb 7
Aventine Takes Steps To Improving Facilities - Video

 Aventine Takes Steps To Improving Facilities

Feb 6
New Web Site Launched

 Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc.  has launched a new website ! More news to follow in the coming months.

Feb 5
Aventine upgrading plant to natural gas

Aventine is replacing its two coal-fired boilers with two natural gas boilers to provide the wet mill part of the plant with steam. The switch will eliminate 13,000 pounds of sulphur dioxide emissions that currently enter the atmosphere from the plant.


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