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Ex-owner of ethanol plant sues over explosion


February 10, 2011
By Bloomberg News

February 10, 2011, Omaha,
NB — The former owner of a Mead ethanol plant has filed a federal lawsuit
against three firms over a 2007 explosion at the facility that it says delayed
production, contributed to the company’s bankruptcy and forced the sale of the
plant.

February 10, 2011, Omaha,
NB — The former owner of a Mead ethanol plant has filed a federal lawsuit
against three firms over a 2007 explosion at the facility that it says delayed
production, contributed to the company’s bankruptcy and forced the sale of the
plant.

E3 Biofuels LLC said in
its recent filing in the U.S. District Court in Omaha that a double boiler
system exploded during installation in February 2007 because certain controls were
bypassed. Production was delayed because the damaged boiler couldn’t be fixed
and the supplier refused to provide a replacement, the lawsuit said.

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