Aventine applies for expansion project

By | September 08, 2008
Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. applied to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for a revised construction permit that would allow for expansion of its 56.5 MMgy ethanol plant in Pekin, Ill. Aventine's proposal, which was pending final approval by the IEPA at press time, would expand the company's current capacity to 63.5 MMgy. The agency has determined that overall emissions from the facility wouldn't increase beyond what is already permitted, according to IEPA spokeswoman Jill Watson.