Flint Hills Adding Ethanol Terminal in Texas

January 2016, Vol. 243, No. 1

BUDA, TX – Flint Hills Resources (FHR) is ging forward with a project to build its first ethanol terminal in Texas. Construction will begin this month and the terminal is expected to be operational by December.

The new terminal will include a rail spur, two storage tanks, a truck-loading rack, water storage and an operations building.  Over a hundred contractors will be employed for construction of the facility.

“Buda is an efficient distribution hub to our existing Texas fuel terminals and this centralized location will enable us to meet the ethanol demands of our customers throughout Central and South Texas,” said Nathan Brubaker, Texas marketing general manager for FHR.

The company owns and operates refined products terminals in San Antonio, Bastrop, Austin, Mustang Ridge, Waco, Corpus Christi and Euless, TX.  It also has refined products terminals in Iowa, Wisconsin, Alaska and Minnesota. FHR has been blending ethanol since the 1990s and entered ethanol production in 2010 with the purchase of two plants in Iowa. Currently, the company has seven ethanol plants in Iowa, Nebraska and Georgia.