Panda Ethanol Inc., headquartered in Dallas, announced Wednesday that it plans to construct an ethanol plant in Muleshoe, Texas. The plant will be capable of producing 100 million gallons of ethanol per year and will refine about 38 million bushels of corn annually.
More than 1 billion pounds of cattle manure will be gasified annually to generate steam for the ethanol manufacturing process at the Muleshoe facility.
The clean-burning, renewable fuel produced by the plant will displace approximately 2.6 million barrels of imported oil per year.
The Muleshoe facility is Panda's sixth 100-million-gallon ethanol facility, and the fourth to be powered by cattle manure.
It is expected that it will take about 18 months for the plant to be built in Muleshoe.