About Red Trail Energy LLC.
History of Red Trail Energy, LLC.
Red Trail Energy, LLC (RTE) is a North Dakota-based investor group formed to finance, construct and operate a corn-based ethanol production facility located near Richardton, North Dakota. This vision became a reality when the $99 million, state-of-the-art plant began producing ethanol, in January of 2007. RTE now employs 41 personnel with an annual payroll of $1.8 million.
As one of the first coal-fired ethanol plants in the nation, RTE produces 50 million gallons of ethanol, using 18-20 million bushels of corn and ~100,000 tons of coal, annually. The plant will generate 2.8 gallons of ethanol from every bushel of corn. Coproducts produced by RTE include 125,000 tons of dried distillers grain and 80,000 tons of modified-wetcake annually.
The Richardton plant’s physical layout is composed of eleven structures, totaling 100,000 square feet of buildings, including administration, maintenance, processing, grain receiving, dried distillers grains storage, coal island, dryers and a pump house. The second-generation plant incorporates all the latest advances in ethanol processing, including equipment and technologies proven to boost efficiency and return on investment.
Governed by a 7 member board, RTE’s Team fosters the future outlook of the plant and its investors, as well as its impact on the environment and economy of North Dakota. First National Bank is the lead lender for RTE.
Recently, RTE was honored by the Central Stark Soil Conservation District with an Overall Achievement Award.
The Mission of Red Trail Energy is to create economic benefit for our investors, local communities, and the state of North Dakota by converting our natural resources and regional corn production into ethanol and beneficial coproducts.
Red Trail Energy, LLC • 3682 Hwy 8 South • PO Box 11 • Richardton, ND 58652
Phone: 701-974-3308 • Grains Line: 701-974-3880 • Fax: 701-974-3309