USP ethanol production begins at Marquis

The product will be able to be used in a variety of applications

HENNEPIN — Marquis Energy held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new 50-million gallon per year United States Pharmacopeia (USP) production facility on Oct. 20.

The new facility will produce a GMO-free, pharmaceutical-grade alcohol that can be used in a variety of applications such as personal, household and fabric care products, as well as the medical and cosmetics industries. Marquis will be offering on-site customer support from technical account managers.

CEO Mark Marquis said, “Pharmaceutical-grade alcohol is a way for Marquis to diversify product offerings. We look forward to becoming leaders in this space and to work with new customers.”

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