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BioProcess Algae and GPRE Break Ground on Iowa Production Facility

BioProcess Algae and Green Plains Break Ground
February 2, 2012

BioProcess Algae LLC and Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. have announced that they will start construction of BioProcess Algae’s five-acre production facility next to the Green Plains’ ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa. The project will be comprised of at-scale Grower Harvester™ bioreactors and a plant to further dewater and process the algae into finished product.

Their horizontal reactors have been successfully running outdoors since the fall of 2011 and this marks their next step in the project to commercialize algae focused on markets for animal feed, fuel, omega-3 products and high-value nutraceuticals.

“After a successful rollout of the horizontal reactors at full commercial scale, we are eager to move forward with this project producing meaningful quantities of dried wholesale algae for use in products now,” said Todd Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Plains. “This new phase will mark the successful transition to a larger footprint located adjacent to our Shenandoah, Iowa ethanol plant, which will provide the basic inputs the bioreactors need: carbon dioxide, warm water and heat.”

“We continue to work with potential strategic customers including major food, animal feed, energy and pharmaceutical companies around the world,” says Tim Burns, Chief Executive Officer of BioProcess Algae. “Often times, this is the first access they have had to larger quantities of wholesale algae. Our goal is to produce algae in a cost effective manner that can be used as the customer sees fit.”

BioProcess Algae Grower Harvester bioreactors located in Shenandoah, Iowa have been continually running since their Phase I launch in October, 2009.

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