Provista to help build ethanol terminal

By | June 02, 2008
Provista Renewable Fuels Marketing, a limited liability company under CHS Inc., has signed a letter of intent to partner with Trans Load Ltd. Inc. and Blendstar LLC to construct and operate an ethanol terminal in Birmingham, Ala.

Once operational, Provista will be the exclusive supplier of ethanol products to the terminal, while Trans Load and its Birmingham warehousing and transloading operation will be responsible for the placement and offloading of railcars. Texas-based Blendstar LLC will handle the engineering, construction and back-office accounting of the new storage facility.

According to John Litterio, director of renewable fuels wholesale marketing for Provista, the first phase of construction will allow the terminal to store approximately 5 million gallons of ethanol per month, while a second phase will expand capacity between 6 million and 7 million gallons per month.