Hoeven Announces More Than $340,000 in Rural Development Funds for Expansion of Tharaldson Ethanol Plant in Casselton

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Rural Development has awarded $341,000 to Tharaldson Ethanol Plant in Casselton. The funds will be used as part of a more than $3.4 million expansion to the plant which includes constructing a new fermenter and cooling tower cell.

“Earlier this year, Tharaldson Ethanol produced their one billionth gallon of ethanol,” Hoeven said. “They continue to grow, and with Tharaldson Ethanol’s new expansion, they will be able to help meet the increasing energy needs of our state and nation.”