Construction Begins On Renewable Chemicals Facility In Little Falls
Renewable chemicals company Green Biologics announced the start of construction on its 100 percent renewable chemicals manufacturing facility in Little Falls.
The site, which is being repurposed from a 21 million gallon per year ethanol plant, is said to be the first modern commercial plant in the U.S. to produce bio-based n-butanol and acetone—components used in paints, coatings, cleaning supplies and cosmetics.
Gahanna, Ohio-based Green Biologics purchased the site from The Central MN Ethanol Cooperative in December 2014. Green Biologics said it would spend a total of $76 million between the acquisition and updating of the Little Falls facility.
The company is scheduled to begin commercial production in 2016.