September 05, 2010
The Renova Energy ethanol plant located in Heyburn, Idaho is scheduled to be auctioned on November 10, according to iStockAnalyst. The plant was in the construction phase when costs overruns forced the company to file bankruptcy in 2008. Construction on the 20 million gallon per year plant was never completed.
This plant was to be somewhat unique within the ethanol industry. It was planned that the plant would produce biogas from the anaerobic digestion of the thin stillage from the ethanol making process and whey wastes from a nearby cheese producer to offset all of it's natural gas needs. This would have given them a smaller carbon footprint that other ethanol producers and should have also results in lower cost ethanol production.