Ethanol producers garner awards

By | May 09, 2008
In mid-March, CSX Transportation Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla., rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck service provider, announced the winners of its annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award. The honor reflects a company's commitment to railcar maintenance and safety. Several of the 64 shippers recognized were involved in ethanol production, including Ace Ethanol LLC, Archer Daniels Midland Co., Cargill Inc., Glacial Lakes Energy LLC, Global Ethanol, Granite Falls Energy LLC, U.S. Bioenergy Corp. and VeraSun Energy Corp.

In addition to the CSX award, Glacial Lakes Energy was recently recognized by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. for outstanding stewardship in protecting employees, the public and the environment. The Watertown, S.D.-based company was also awarded an Industrial Operation and Maintenance Excellence Award by the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.