Platinum Ethanol, LLC
Contact: Nick Bowdish
Tel: (712) 367-2727
Platinum Ethanol is a 110 million gallon per year ethanol production facility located in Arthur, Iowa. Platinum Ethanol commenced operations in September 2008 and is proud to purchase locally grown corn and produce renewable energy and value-added feed products. Platinum Ethanol employs nearly 50 people and operates around the clock. The company takes pride in its international relationships, which provide an important end market for distiller's dried grains with solubles.
Contacts: Tarri Rott (Merchandising Manager)
Tel: (605) 965-6279
www.Dakotagold.com or www.poet.com
POET Nutrition is responsible for one of the more important achievements in biorefining, the development of the standard-setting Dakota Gold distillers grains (DDGS). POET Nutrition's Dakota Gold is an excellent source of livestock feed in demand across the globe. With years developing proprietary biotechnologies and processes, POET Nutrition delivers premium distiller's grains consistent in nutrient concentrations, loaded with protein and blessed with excellent flowability and other important technical characteristics. Our team of PhD nutritionists and their innovative spirit means we not only reap maximum nutrition from each corn kernel, we create a product with ideal properties for use in multiple applications for a variety of livestock feed needs. For product to be given the Dakota Gold label it needs to meet the highest quality standards in the industry. And, because of our tremendous volume, we have unique access to rail, truck and ship to make the delivery of Dakota Gold a simple, predictable affair for our clients all around the world. And as part of POETTM, we're backed by the strength and resources of one of America's largest and most innovative ethanol companies. For more information on POET Nutrition and the Dakota Gold family of products, please visit us at www.dakotagold.com
Rail Transfer Incorporated
Contact: Todd Nimmo
Tel: (651) 487-1713
Based out of St. Paul, MN Rail Transfer Inc. is a grain and feed exporter (corn, DDGS, soybean meal), merchandiser and has storage and handling capabilities.
Renewable Products Marketing Group (RPMG)
Contact: Jim Montbriand
Tel: (952) 465-3248
Contact: Trevor Kallop
The Renewable Products Marketing Group (RPMG) markets 1 billion gallons of ethanol annually from producer-owned ethanol production plants, allowing them to gain economies of scale in their marketing. The company recently added distillers grain marketing services and expects the volume to reach 1 million tons by the end of 2008. RPMG has a staff with more than 80 years experience managing co-products. The company has implemented a quality program and is developing global markets for the client plants. RPMG is poised to market any and all co-products produced by the plants as they utilize fractionation and additional processing technologies in the future. The company, founded in 1996, strives to provide a competitive advantage for producer-owned plants. Marketing ethanol and DDGS through a pool concept allows smaller producers to participate in all markets and utilize all contractual methods to maximize margins. Ethanol and distillers marketing and a group buying program make up the core of RPMG's services. In addition, state-of-the-art logistics management, inventory management, RINs management and support services are provided. With the improvement in technology and the global demand for energy and protein, RPMG is prepared to provide the necessary services for its clients.
Rycom Trading Ltd.
Contact: Ryan Slozka
Tel: (250) 768-4321
Rycom Trading Ltd. purchases, sells and distributes agricultural commodities, such as Corn Distillers (DDGS), Canola Meal, protein feeds and energy feeds, for the animal feed industry in both Canada and the United States. Rycom works closely with animal nutritional consultants and frequently tests its products to ensure customers are receiving high quality and beneficial feed products. Rycom also operates a transloading facility in Sunburst, Mont. that facilitates the importing and exporting of agricultural commodities between Canada and the United States.
The Scoular Company
Contact: Jim Harding
Tel: (941) 365-0090
Contact: Jennifer Li
Tel: (612) 252-3533
Contact: Josh Kasprzyk
Tel: (800) 365-0524
Contact: Doug Grennan
Tel: (612) 335-8205
Scoular's export capabilities include barge, rail car and container shipments. They have their own container freight and container transloading division, TSC Container Freight, which is a Scoular subsidiary. Scoular has marketing agreements with ethanol plants for the sale of DDGS.
Touton USA Limited
Contact: Dan Freeman
Tel: (317) 324-6800
Formed in June 2008, Touton USA Limited is the U.S. subsidiary of a privately held French company that specializes in trading of raw materials of grain, coffee, and cocoa. The company specializes in the sale of grains and grain products, including DDGS, to markets around the world. It has a specific focus on the Asia market and container shipments. Other Touton locations include the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and it also has business representation in Vietnam, Russia and China. The revenue of the Group totals $775 million and employs 800 people. Touton USA Limited is based in Indianapolis, IN.
Trans Coastal Supply Co.
Contact: Pam Moses
Tel: (217) 421-0203
Contact: Bob Briscoe
Tel: (217) 421-0203
Trans Coastal Supply Company (TCSC) provides export customers with agricultural grains and products such as yellow corn, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten meal, yellow soybeans and Hi Pro soybean meal delivered to the trans loading facilities of Prairie Creek Grain Company Inc., in Elwood, IL and Agri-Load, Inc in Decatur, IL as well as offers to the rail ramps and C&F final port destinations. The company also provides origination, logistics, trans loading and drayage complete with product analysis and export documentation. The company's founders bring more than 20 years of experience in grain and feed ingredient trading, logistics and management, and experience in agricultural businesses ranging from drain tiling, elevator management and trans loading operations.
Contact: Ryan Kim
Contact: Joe Onorato
650 North Puente St.
Brea, CA 92821
Products: DDGS, corn, sorghum, gluten feed and meal.
Valero Marketing & Supply Company
Contact: Allan Assmann (Manager, DDGS Sales)
Contact: Ted Hattori (Manager, DDGS Export Sales)
Contact: Ernest Blansfield (Director, Distillers Grain Sales)
Valero Energy Corporation is a FORTUNE 50 company and is the 3rd largest U.S. fuel-grade
ethanol producer and has a fleet of 10 facilities in seven states. Current annual name plate production is 1.13 billion gallons of ethanol and 3 million tons of DDGS across the fleet. Valero Marketing and Supply Company is a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation and is the marketer of ethanol and DDGS.
Western New York Energy
Contact: Andrew Buck (Marketing Manager – Distillers Grains)
Tel: (585) 798-9693
Western New York Energy is the first ethanol plant in operation in the northeastern United States. The company was founded in 2004 and began producing ethanol and co-products in November 2007. The plant utilizes approximately 20 million bushels of corn annual and produces 55 million gallons of fuel ethanol; 160,000 tons of high quality “Dairy Distillers Grain,” a unique low-fast distillers grain that is marketed in western New York feed users; and other products such as corn oil, and food grade carbon dioxide.
Zeeland Farm Services
Contact: Darwin Rader (International Sales Manager)
Tel: (616) 748-1819
Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business with over 55 years of service to the agricultural and transportation industries. It was founded in 1950 by Robert (Bob) G. Meeuwsen as Meeuwsen Produce and Grain. In 1977, it was reorganized as Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. to provide customers with a wider variety of agricultural services. Bob sold the company to his sons Cliff, Arlen, and Robb in 1992. Over 200 employees, including 12 Meeuwsen family members, work at ZFS. We endeavor to provide the best possible customer service and offer quality products and services at competitive prices.