Chippewa Valley Ethanol Coop – Benson
CVEC is a 46 MM gpy ethanol plant that has established a reputation for operating efficiency and policy leadership since its beginning in 1996 . Cooperatively owned by 975 members, most within a 50 mile radius of Benson. CVEC is also known for its unique products like Shakers Vodka. CVEC is currently working with Frontline BioEnergy to integrate biomass gasification technology to provide thermal energy for its corn ethanol process. When complete CVEC will have replaced over 90% of its natural gas energy inputs with biomass power from corn cobs and other agriculture residues, grasses and wood.