The former Minnesota Energy plant in Buffalo Lake began production in 1997 but was closed in early 2010 and remained idled until being acquired and re-permitted this year by Purified Renewable Energy LLC. Renville County is a national leader in the production of corn and once again is home to an operating ethanol plant with the reopening of the Buffalo Lake plant by Purified Renewable Energy LLC. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)
Ethanol production resumes at plant in Buffalo Lake, Minn.
BUFFALO LAKE -- This is the day that trucks are expected to rumble out of the gate carrying the first ethanol produced at the former Minnesota Energy plant in Buffalo Lake since early 2010.
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