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Published September 11, 2009, 12:01 AM

Highwater Ethanol plant opens near Lamberton

LAMBERTON (AP) — The Highwater Ethanol plant in the southwestern Minnesota town of Lamberton will host its grand opening celebration today.

By: Associated Press, Worthington Daily Globe

LAMBERTON (AP) — The Highwater Ethanol plant in the southwestern Minnesota town of Lamberton will host its grand opening celebration today.

Highwater Ethanol will use around 20 million bushels of Minnesota-grown corn to produce 55 million gallons of ethanol and nearly 180,000 tons of livestock feed a year.

The company said dignitaries scheduled to attend include U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who chairs the House Agriculture Committee, and Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson.

The Renewable Fuels Association noted the celebration is on the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It said ethanol production is an important component of the nation’s energy security strategy because it reduces America’s dependence on foreign oil.

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