Growth Energy is excited to continue our new regular Weekly Rundown feature: Member of the Week! Each week, we’ll introduce you to one of our association’s members and get to know them on a more personal level. Badger State Ethanol is up next!

  • Location: Monroe, Wisc.
  • Management Team:
    • Gary Kramer, President
    • Erik Huschitt, CEO and General Manager
  • How long has the company been in operation?
    • Since October 2002
  • Do you make any ethanol co-products?
    • BP50, DDGs, corn oil and CO2
  • What do you consider some of your company’s main accomplishments?
    • BSE considers its main accomplishments to be the collaborations that we have grown since our inception in order to help shape the industry, such as our marketing relationship with Murex; R&D work with ICM, LE3 and Scott Kohl; yeast work with Lallemand; and our latest collaboration with Ecolab.
    • We are proud to have influenced items like minimum mark-up and to have created some of the first E15 and E85 fueling infrastructure in Wisconsin through our Smart Stations which help paved the way for some of the amazing growth taking place today.
  • How long have you been a GE me
    • Since August 2009
  • What’s your website address? Any other social media networks?
  • What do you like about being a member of Growth Energy?
    • Growth brings a vitally important perspective to the industry with a unique focus on strengthening collaborations and focusing on the consumer. We appreciate their leadership in guiding the Prime the Pump efforts and are proud to be contributors.
  • Any other fun facts?
    • BSE has been blessed to distribute close to $150 million back to its investors from an original 40 million gallon plant.

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