Scoular to Construct Utah Ethanol Distribution Terminal
June 3, 2010
Transload Facility Will Provide Ethanol to Gasoline Refineries in Salt Lake City Area
OMAHA, NE – The Scoular Company, a key supplier of agricultural products to the renewable fuels industry, announced today that it will begin construction of an ethanol transload facility in Ogden, Utah. The operation will provide a ready source of ethanol for gasoline blenders in Utah and surrounding states.
“Scoular is committed to supporting the renewable fuels industry, and we continue to look for ways to use our strengths and assets to improve the efficiencies in renewable fuels supply. In Ogden, we are able to take advantage of the synergies between our existing infrastructure and the ethanol project to bring a solution to area gasoline blenders,” said Steve Dunn, Vice President, Operations. “We are evaluating sites across the country where we can leverage our logistics expertise to bring similar efficiencies to the renewable fuels distribution channel,” he added.
Gasoline refiners in Utah have not been significant users of ethanol until recently when the state modified blending regulations for ethanol in gasoline. Several refineries have begun ethanol blending, and others will begin later this year.
The Scoular site is uniquely situated to receive rail-delivered ethanol, and the design of the large facility will allow for economies of scale for this new market in Utah.
“The facility design is essentially complete, and we have obtained all necessary permits for construction and operation,” said Dunn. “We expect to complete the facility in the third quarter of this year,” he added.
From more than 60 locations across North America, more than 600 Scoular employees tailor risk-management solutions for their customers by buying, selling, storing, and transporting grain and ingredients for use in feed, food and renewable fuel markets worldwide.