Over $7,000,0000 of Like New Corn Zein Extraction Equipment will be sold at Auction this Fall

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Prairie Gold, Inc. and Big River Resources, LLC will sell their surplus corn zein protein extraction equipment via a Timed Online Auction ending on October 13 at 4:00 PM.

GALVA, Ill., Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — With over $7,000,000 of like new equipment, the auction includes the option to purchase all of the equipment as one lot prior to auction or to purchase individual equipment lots to be removed from the facility. Maas Companies Inc of Rochester, Minnesota is conducting the auction. Maas Companies works nationwide with renewable energy companies, government agencies, banks/lenders, private/public corporations and has sold extensive assets in the renewable energy sector.

The Big River Prairie Gold, LLC facility was a partnership between Big River Resources, LLC and Prairie Gold, Inc. to produce corn zein proteins. Prairie Gold provided the technology to extract and purify the zein proteins and Big River provided the ethanol solvent, corn feedstock, infrastructure and management. The plant was a “first of a kind” pilot production facility when it opened with its purpose to perfect the new technology prior to constructing a much larger plant in the future. The partners have now completed their full-scale production testing at the plant. The building is being repurposed and all equipment is now surplus. The equipment is being sold to be taken off site as the real estate is not part of this sale.

The auction includes 300+ lots of equipment. The highlights include: Office Equipment, Computers, Desks, Cafeteria, Appliances, Lab Equipment, Lab Furniture, Fume Hood, Testing/Analyzing Equipment, Fork Lift, Ladders, Tools, New Electric Motors, Stainless Fittings/Piping, Process Equipment, Stainless Steel Tanks, Pumps, Electric Motors, Dryer, Centrifuge, Powder Filling Line, Desolventizer, Shakers, Elevator Leg, Conveyors, RO Water Treatment Skids, Steam Generator, Allen Bradley Motor Control Centers, Kohler Standby Generator, Plant Automation System, CCTV Camera System, Safety Equipment and much more. Please contact the auction company for a detailed list or preview the lots at ethanolplantauction.com

Tyler Maas, Chief Auctionologist with Maas Companies states, “This is a great opportunity for buyers to acquire nearly new equipment with no lead time or supply chain concerns.” The auction company will have rigging and shipping providers for the buyers to contract with. We recommend the bidders visit ethanolplantauction.com for details and photos by lot as well as a 360 Virtual Tour of the facility.

Bidders are encouraged to inspect the property on the following open house times: Tuesday, September 20, from 9:00 AM3:00 PM or Tuesday, October 11, also from 9:00 AM3:00 PM. Other times by appointment.

Media Contact

Tyler Maas, Maas Companies Inc., 1 (507) 285-1444, [email protected]


SOURCE Maas Companies Inc.

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