Photo: Elite Octane

Feb 10, 2022

Elite Octane Plans to Double Grain Storage Capacity

Receiving capacity will increase from 60,000 to 90,000 bushels/hour

Elite Octane is expanding its corn receiving and storage capacity.

Elite Octane owns a dry mill ethanol plant near Atlantic, IA, which began operations in July 2018. The 102-acre site is situated just north Cass County and produces more than 150,000,000 gallons of ethanol per year.

The expansion is under construction for completion in 2022. In a release, the company said it's making a significant investment as it plans to be a preferred destination for southwest Iowa corn farmers for years to come.

Elite octane dry mill ethanol plant atlantic iowa from website feb 2022
Elite Octane's 102-acre site is just north of Atlantic, IA in Cass County

"The American farmer continues to raise the standard in production agriculture while preparing for the future," said the release.

"Much like the farmer, Elite Octane is committed to raising the standard of what should be expected for speed and capacity."

Expansion plans include:

  • Storage capacity going from 4 million to 8 million bushels
  • Receiving capacity going from 60,000 to 90,000 bushels/hour
  • Two truck probes with three inbound lanes
  • Two inbound scales
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Nick Bowdish is responsible for the overall management of Elite Octane. Bowdish currently provides these services as president of N Bowdish Co., formed in 2013 to provide project development and management services to the grain and ethanol industries. In addition to Elite Octane, N Bowdish Co. provides services consistent with the role of president/CEO to Siouxland Ethanol, LLC located in Jackson, NE. Another Bowdish project, Norfolk Crush, LLC, just unveiled plans to invest $375 million to build a new soybean crushing plant near Norfolk, NE.

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