Friday, September 24 5:00 pm
Parker, SD




Prototype Micro Ethanol Plant with Complete Laboratory

Building To Be Sold Separate From Equipment

Equipment Sells as One Lot

Built in 2008
Operated for Less than a Year!
Large Open Building with Room for Expansion

Tract 1: 4,740 sq. ft. Building on 2.8± Acres
to remain in place with lease for land or to be removed.

Tract 2: Equipment & Laboratory Selling as ONE LOT
to remain in place with purchase of building and lease terms or to be removed.

Sealed Bid Deadline is Friday, September 24 at 5 pm Central Time. At that time, Seller may determine the auction event is completed OR Seller may choose to invite the top 5 bidders to a limited LIVE AUCTION on Friday, October 8 in Parker, South Dakota.

Distillation Columns
Molecular Sieves
Process Tanks
Decanter Centrifuges
Grain Receiving, Handling, Storage, Weighing and Milling Equipment
Hammer Mill
Caustic Wash-in-Place
Boiler and Related Equipment
Related Process Equipment
Heat Exchangers
Cooling System
Plant Control Room
Complete Laboratory
Spare and Related Equipment

Facility Rendering Uncovered

Facility Rendering Covered

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Genesis Ethanol I was a prototype micro ethanol plant built in 2008 with several innovative concepts. Genesis Ethanol I purchased corn locally and sold its distiller grain by products locally, thereby greatly reducing transportation costs and delivering a consistent product. In addition, the facility was designed with energy-saving components unique to its design in an effort to reduce energy costs. Initially, the plant was to be the first born in a series of similar plants throughout the region. The plant was built with typical automation and monitoring with multiple security cameras placed strategically on-site. Summit Green Energy, the builder and managing partner, intended to capitalize on economies of scale by running multiple plants within the region. Although the micro ethanol plant began operations, it was not able to sustain its momentum with overwhelming external factors affecting the industry as well as some operational issues.

Design documents available upon signing a confidentiality form.

Friday, September 10 • 12 pm - 4 pm
Thursday, September 23 • 12 pm - 4 pm
Other times by Appointment.

Payment Information

10% Buyer Premium. First Non-Refundable Deposit must be paid by wire transfer or by certified check in the amount of $50,000 AND must accompany a Sealed Bid Offer. Bidder acknowledges that Sealed Bid Offers without a First Non-Refundable Deposit will not be considered. Bidder also acknowledges that such deposit will be held until a high bidder is declared, which could be as late as Friday, October 8, 2010. (If Bidder is not the high bidder, deposit will be refunded within forty-eight hours of the auction’s completion.) For the high bidder, if the deposit is less than 25% of the purchase price, including Buyer’s Premium, an additional deposit is due bringing the full deposit to 25% of the total purchase price, (Second Non-Refundable Deposit) and is payable within 48 hours of the auction completion. Bidder agrees that the Deposit(s) will be applied to the purchase price at time of closing on or before Friday, October 15, 2010. No equipment can be removed from the site without full payment. Sales tax may apply.

Full Terms

Equipment is selling AS-IS, WHERE-IS WITH NO WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. Equipment may require rigging assistance for removal, additional costs may apply; items left longer than 45 days are subject to forfeiture. Removal, packaging and transportation costs are the responsibility of buyer. Sales tax may apply. Buyers are urged to inspect items prior to purchase. Seller and Auctioneer are not responsible for items. Subject to Prior Sale. In the event of a dispute, Auctioneer has final decision. Valid Government Issued Photo ID required to obtain bidding number.