Eco-Energy to develop ethanol unit train
Sep 7, 2011 10:55 AM
Eco-Energy Holdings Inc is developing an ethanol unit train and storage facility in conjunction with its partner J T Russell & Sons Inc at its ethanol distribution facility in Denton NC.
Eco-Energy has been distributing ethanol through Denton since blending commenced in 2008 and has partnered with J T Russell and Sons for the development, construction, and day-to-day operations of the unit train facility. The facility will be equipped to receive up to 96 railcar unit trains via both the CSX and NS railroads and will have more than 95,000 barrels of ethanol tank storage.
Unit train operations at the site are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2012. Once operational, the ethanol unit train terminal will be capable of distributing more than 380,000 barrels per month through use of its automated loading system and will offer 24/7 product access to its terminal customers. Eco-Energy will be responsible for marketing and throughput arrangements for the site.
The intent of the partnership is to fully use the terminalís capacity by offering throughput agreements to ethanol suppliers and end-users desiring to lower their supply chain costs.
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