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Wesley Clark to visit Pratt ethanol plant

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 10:28 a.m.

Wesley Clark, retired four-star general and co-chairman of the ethanol trade group Growth Energy, will be in Pratt Monday to help mark the restarting of the Pratt ethanol plant.

The 55-million-gallon per year ethanol plant was shuttered for five years before reopening in September under the ownership of Pratt Energy, a partnership between Scoular Co. and Pratt Biofuel Investors, according to the company.

Pratt Energy operates the plant and markets the ethanol, while Scoular buys the grain from farmers and sells the byproduct of production, the distillers grain, usually for livestock feed.

Scoular bought the closed plant and adjoining 1.8-million-bushel grain facility in 2011 from Gateway Plant, largely for the grain handling facility. In December, Scoular sold part interest in the property to veteran operators Pratt Biofuel Investors.

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