Melrose Dairy Proteins,Gateway Ethanol halt production

By | May 09, 2008
Two current ethanol producers are halting operations, but for different reasons. Melrose Dairy Proteins LLC, a 3 MMgy ethanol producer in Melrose, Minn., plans to idle its ethanol facility in September. Instead, it will sell its cheese whey to Proliant Dairy Ingredients Inc. for other purposes, according to Plant Superintendent Joe Kennedy. Meanwhile, Jarrett Hollis, plant manager of Gateway Ethanol LLC, said the 55 MMgy plant in Pratt, Kan., temporarily shut down in late February because of high corn prices. It could restart production once capital restructuring is achieved.