The proposed Epitome Energy soybean crush facility in Crookston, Minnesota is still in the permitting process. CEO Dennis Egan said COVID slowed things down, but the goal is to have air and wetland permits submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency by the second quarter of the 2021. “If all goes as planned, this will allow us to be on site moving dirt in fall 2021 and operational by fall 2022.” Capacity is being increased to make refined, bleached and deodorized oil. “We’ve added additional value,” said Egan. “We’ve also had great conversations with the City of Crookston. We talked about additional roads and infrastructure. We’ve added more railroad tracks to the site with almost two miles available for150 railcars.” This crush facility will also have outside investors, but Egan would not say who those outside investors are at this time. More will be known in 2021.
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