Eco-Energy has released a statement to say it has entered the final stage of construction on its new ethanol distribution facility, which is in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Union Pacific Railroad will provide rail service to the Eco-Energy-Phoenix terminal – there are plans to handle more than 250 million gallons annually. 

The Eco-Energy site (which is the company’s tenth such facility) will provide ratability and security of supply, thanks to more than four million gallons of dedicated ethanol storage, without added cost and complexity of truck deliveries. Operations are scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2020.

Once operational, the Eco-Energy site will be capable of offloading ethanol from railcars to dedicated storage where it will then be transferred (via pipeline) to every local blending terminal.

Josh Bailey, Eco-Energy CEO, said of the development: “Cooperation that creates solutions for multiple stakeholders is what our industry needs to increase the availability and consumption of high octane, low carbon, cost-competitive ethanol.”

Chad Conn, VP distribution at Eco, a leading biofuel supply chain company, added: “The unprecedented and unique capabilities of this terminal will undoubtedly alleviate the logistical constraints experienced in the Phoenix market. …this ethanol terminal will deliver the most efficient and attractive solution for suppliers and blenders in the Phoenix market.”

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20th February 2020