Hennepin, IL – December 10, 2015 On Thursday, December 10, Marquis Energy celebrates reaching the milestone of one billion gallons of ethanol production. The north unit of the facility began production on April 20, 2008. With continuous operational enhancements to improve production efficiency made by the team at Marquis, Marquis was able to hit this milestone in seven and a half years.
The total facility capacity is expected to be over 300 million gallons per year when the south unit comes online in the coming weeks. Everyone at Marquis is proud of this accomplishment and looks forward to reaching the two billion gallon milestone by 2020.
Jason Marquis, Vice President, said, “We are proud of the team here at Marquis Energy to have produced over a billion gallons of renewable fuels throughout the past seven and a half years. This accomplishment highlights the hard work and dedication of our team, which contributes to our local farm economy, and also the world’s energy markets. The production of fuels from renewable sources strengthens our national security, is a cost effective oxygenate for fuel, and has lower greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline.”
Marquis is a leading producer of corn-based ethanol and its co-products, including distillers grains and corn oil. We leverage our strategic location and technical innovations to operate as one of the leaders in the ethanol industry. Marquis appreciates all of the employees, customers and people who have contributed to hitting this milestone and looks forward to continuing our business relationships in the central Illinois area.
Dana Gustafson, Director of Public Relations
Marquis Energy, LLC