ENVIRONMENT. sustainability for the future

The Calgren ethanol plant is dedicated to protecting the environment for future generations. Our new plant utilizes groundbreaking design and is one of the most efficient operations and lowest carbon footprint facilities in the country. The plant is powered by an ultra-low NOx gas turbine generator capable of producing 5,800 KW of electricity, the exhaust of which makes process steam. Our vision is also on the future. We are investigating and evaluating alternative feed stocks, including wastes
and cellulose. The cogeneration turbine is capable of operating on methane gas from local waste lagoons.

RENEWABLE FUEL. engineering modern life

Ethanol is one of the best tools we have to fight air pollution from vehicles. Ethanol contains 35% oxygen. Adding oxygen to fuel results in more complete fuel combustion, thus reducing harmful tailpipe emissions. Ethanol also displaces the use of toxic gasoline components such as benzene, a carcinogen. Ethanol is non-toxic, water soluble and quickly biodegradable.

Ethanol is a renewable fuel produced from plants unlike petroleum-based fossil fuels that have a limited supply and are the major contributor of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, a greenhouse gas.


DOING. our part

We also employ other green practices at our facility like printing on recycled paper and providing plentiful recycle bins for team members and visitors to recycle items like paper and cans. We also strive to be paper conscious by encouraging emailing and limiting photocopying.