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February 2016

Mid-Missouri Energy completes the addition of a 2nd slurry tank.  This added capacity in our cook system will reduce enzyme costs and improve starch conversion.

 

September 2015

Mid-Missouri Energy commits to the install of a 1 MW steam turbine.  This project will utilize unused energy to generate approximately 30% of MME’s required electrical needs.  The steam turbine project is tentatively scheduled to be complete by the end of 2016.

 

May 2015

Mid-Missouri Energy installs a 3rd hammer mill to provide for enhanced corn milling and added capacity.

 

March 2015

Mid-Missouri Energy receives approval for EPA’s Efficient Producer Petition Process (EP3).  This demonstrates a 20% reduction in carbon emissions compared to gasoline, while enabling RIN generation to occur at elevated production levels.

 

May 2014

Mid-Missouri Energy completes upgrades to our ethanol dehydration system.  This includes improvements to our sieve bottles and the addition of a heat exchanger to reduce energy use and improve efficiencies.

 

September 2013

Mid-Missouri Energy begins producing corn oil as a new co-product from our process. This will be sold into the feed and biodiesel markets.

 

May 2013

Mid-Missouri Energy commissions new Ethanol Recovery System, which is designed to improve ethanol yield.

 

September 2012

Mid-Missouri Energy added  730,000 bushel new steel grain storage completed in time for harvest.

 

July 2012

Mid-Missouri Energy completes expansion of the water treatment building.

 

March 2012

Mid-Missouri Energy completed construction of a new fermentation tank.  This 730,000 gallon fermenter is similar to the original 3, and will enable higher efficiencies and production.

 

September 2011

Mid-Missouri Energy modifies our existing air permit to allow annual ethanol production to reach 60 million gallons.

 

August 2011

Mid-Missouri Energy changed corn buying policy to allow purchasing corn from all producers.

 

January 2011

Mid-Missouri Energy had the distinction of participating in Harvard Business School Case Study for the third time since starting production of ethanol.

 

October 2010

Mid-Missouri Energy completed their planned conversion from a cooperative to a limited liability corporation.

 

May 2007

Mid-Missouri Energy collaborates with EPCO Products in the recovery of carbon dioxide.  The plant constructed adjacent to MME is designed to produce 250 tons per day of food and beverage grade CO2.  As of 2014, Air Products operates the CO2 facility.

March 2006
Mid-Missouri Energy announces a 5 to 1stock split.

February 2005

Mid-Missouri Energy grinds corn and begins ethanol production.

 

December 2003
Mid-Missouri Energy closes financing on its 100% farmer-owned ethanol plant in Saline County, Missouri, with excess of $22 million equity.

 

October 2003
Mid-Missouri Energy celebrates their Groundbreaking Ceremony for the 40 million gallon per year corn processing ethanol plant one mile west of Malta Bend, Missouri on U.S. Highway 65.

 

February  2003
Mid-Missouri Energy begins their equity funding drive. A series of 62 public meetings are scheduled to explain the project, including Offering information for interested investors, over a six week period and a 70-mile radius of the four core counties: Carroll, Chariton, Lafayette and Saline. Surpassing their goal of $12 million, the equity drive was extended. Closing in June with equity raised in excess of $22 million.

 

September 2002
The Farmers Steering Committee for Ethanol merges with Mid-Missouri Energy, Inc., a new generation cooperative corporate structure.

 

April 2002
The Farmer Steering Committee for Ethanol began efforts to determine any competitive advantage for a West Central Missouri ethanol plant.