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History

Advanced BioEnergy, LLC (ABE) was founded on January 4, 2005 and is organized as a Delaware Limited Liability Company.

In July 2005 the site for a plant to be built in Fairmont, Nebraska was selected which offered several advantages including proximity to existing grain production, work force, and excellent accessibility to road and rail transportation. Dirt work was complete and construction of the plant was in full swing during the summer of 2006. In the fall of 2007 production at the 110 million gallon per year facility began and operates under the name ABE Fairmont, LLC.

In November 2006, ABE acquired Heartland Grain Fuels LP (HGF). At the time of acquisition, HGF was operating a total of 40 million gallon per year of ethanol production at plants in Huron and Aberdeen, South Dakota. A 46 million gallon per year expansion of the Aberdeen facility was completed in January 2008. Heartland Grain Fuels, LP was renamed to ABE South Dakota, LLC in June 2010.

In 2011, we added railcar capacity to our Huron, SD facility improving logistics. Corn oil extraction was added at the Fairmont, NE facility in July 2011 and at the Aberdeen, SD facility in April 2012. The non-food grade corn oil is used primarily as livestock feed supplement or in the biodeisel market. 

In 2012, we added additional grain storage capacity at our Fairmont, NE location to allow us to purchase additional grain from local producers. The Fairmont, NE location was sold to Flint Hills Resources, LLC in December 2012. 

Today, Advanced BioEnergy, LLC consists of corporate offices in Bloomington, Minnesota; a 32 million gallon per year production facility in Huron, South Dakota; and two sister plants in Aberdeen, South Dakota one 9.3 million gallon production facility alongside a 46 million gallon per year production facility.