2015

November
  • Fiber Separation Technology (FST) was installed over a 6 month period to increase ethanol and corn oil yields. Redfield Energy is the first ethanol plant in the United States to install this technology.  Click link for more information: http://www.icminc.com/products/fiber-separation-technology.html
  • Redfield Energy paid its fourth distribution to members for 2015 totaling $.24 per unit for the year.
September
  •  September 28th: 450 millionth gallon of ethanol produced.
July
  • Redfield Energy added a second tricanter to increase corn oil yields.
March

2014

November
  • Redfield Energy produced its 400 millionth gallon of ethanol.
September
  • Redfield Energy board declared a $0.30 per unit distribution.
  • Additional ethanol storage tanks completed.
August
  • Redfield Energy’s Board of Managers authorized a 2-for-1 stock split effective September 1.
May
  • Redfield Energy bought back all class C units.
  • Redfield Energy board declared a $0.50 per unit distribution.

2013

December

  • December 15: Redfield Energy produced its 350 millionth gallon of ethanol

April

  • April 19: RFA Announces Third New Member this Month: Welcome Redfield Energy, LLC – Read more >>
  • Degasification system was added in April of 2013 and came on line April 11th. Purpose to extract CO2 gas out of the beer before entering the Beer column. Enabled Redfield Energy to run at higher capacities, better vacuum, and more steam pressure to use in other areas of the plant.

February

  • February 13: 300 millionth gallon of ethanol was produced

2012

December

  • Corn oil extraction was added and came on line just before Christmas 2012 as another revenue for Redfield Energy.

October

  • Redfield Energy added a third hammer mill to achieve a finer grind to improve production and also to increase production.

March

  • March 4: 250 millionth gallon of ethanol was produced

2011

April

  • April 7: Redfield Energy produced its 200 millionth gallon of ethanol

2010

November

  • Nov. 18: Redfield Energy sponsors the first Redfield Food Pantry challenge

September

  • Sept. 17: Redfield Energy holds the first Appreciation Day

April

  • April 29: Redfield Energy produced its 150 millionth gallon of ethanol
  • April 26: Anniversary of Start up in 2007

2009

  • Redfield Energy to Partner with Wheat Growers for Corn Supply
    Redfield Energy has announced that this fall Redfield Energy, LLC will be partnering with Wheat Growers for its corn procurement. Redfield Energy members and Wheat Growers members will be able to sell and deliver corn directly to the Redfield Energy plant through a supply agreement developed this year and put in place in time for this fall’s new crop activity. Wheat Growers will handle all corn contracting and spot purchasing of corn for the Redfield plant. Wheat Growers will be leasing the corn handling facilities from Redfield Energy and will supply the personnel to operate those facilities. Redfield Energy will then purchase corn from Wheat Growers as it is needed, just before the corn is processed. This matches up well with the risk management practices of an ethanol plant. As ethanol is marketed, corn can be purchased to lock in a margin. Producers can sell corn to Wheat Growers at the Redfield Energy plant, and receive settlements and patronage from Wheat Growers as they do at any Wheat Growers elevator. Grain programs such as DP and deferred payment will also be available as at other Wheat Growers elevators.

August

  • Aug. 31: The management contract with Glacial Lakes Energy was terminated

May

  • May 5: Redfield Energy produced its 100 millionth gallon of ethanol shortly before midnight

2008

November

  • Nov. 5: Redfield Energy produced its 75 millionth gallon of ethanol

May

  • May 5: Redfield Energy produced its 50 millionth gallon of ethanol

February

  • Feb. 13: Redfield Energy, LLC holds its first annual meeting
  • Feb. 6: Board announces $.10 per unit distribution
  • Feb 4: Redfield Energy, LLC announced today that they have declared a $0.10 per unit distribution for members. Read more >>

2007

August

  • Aug. 23: Grand Opening held

July

  • July 19: Redfield produced its 10 millionth gallon of fuel ethanol at 8:01 am

June

  • Appel Oil in Redfield, SD installs Blender Pumps

May

  • May 14: Plant passes seven day ICM performance test
  • May 12: First DDG produced
  • May 4: Redfield Energy has reached full production Read more >>
  • May 1: First WDG produced

April

  • April 26: Start up of plant
  • April 26: Start of Hammermills

February

  • Grains receiving and hammer mills have been tested with no reportable issues.
  • 500k gal. WEB storage tank is almost complete. Fagen work to install piping/fittings, etc. still needs to be completed. It is painted (inside and outside), insulation to follow per Fagen schedule. Admin building essentially complete. Working through punch list items.
  • Permanent power is installed. All transformers are powered and hooked to plant.
  • They are dumping/receiving corn into South and North steel bins. Bins are sized at about 406,000 bushels each. We currently have each bin filled about half full. We are leaving these sit for a while to stabilize the soil so we don’t over stress things.
  • We will be ready to store rail cars by mid February.
  • Rail scale test car was on-site and everything is calibrated on the rail scale.

2006

April

  • April 4: Redfield Energy’s first piece of equipment arrives: a CO2 scrubber
  • April 3: Gary Bentzin hired as plant manager

March

  • March 2: Fagen, Inc. pours cap for northwest fermenter

February

  • Fagen, Inc. mobilizes offices on site

January

  • January 31: Blackhawk begins production of test piles
  • January 17: Blackhawk begins testing pile requirements
  • January 12: Redfield Energy mobilizes offices on site

2005

November

  • November 29: Groundbreaking ceremony (cancelled due to inclement weather).
  • November 15: First distillers grain feed seminar held in Redfield.
  • November 9: John Braun hired as construction coordinator.

October

  • October 31: Loiseau Construction of Flandreau begins dirt work.

September

  • September 22: Equity drive closes as $37.5 million plus is raised.
  • September 19: Equity drive held in Aberdeen, SD.
  • September 17: Equity drive held in Redfield, SD.
  • September 13: Redfield Energy takes possession of site from Don Bradley.
  • September 15: Equity drive held in Watertown, SD.

August

  • August 5: President George W. Bush signs the Renewable Fuels Standard bill mandating 7.5 billon gallons of ethanol by 2012.
  • August 1: Redfield Energy hires its first employee: Administrative Assistant Dana Lewis.

June

  • June 22: Steering committee meets and board of managers is elected.