Minn. ethanol plant shuts down

By | May 21, 2010
A 20 MMgy ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake, Minn., shut down in early April and laid off its employees. Minnesota Energy began production in 1997 and expanded in 2006, adding an agronomy business, which will remain operating. Although plant officials weren't commenting, media reports indicated the plant was to be shut down indefinitely. Buffalo Lake Mayor Joyce Nyhus said it was possible the facility could be purchased for an alternate usesuch as production of alcohol for human consumption.