The Marquis Industrial Complex announced an 873-acre expansion of its complex located in Hennepin.
The land acquisition will add to the adjoining 2,500 acres surrounding the Marquis Energy Ethanol Plant and add a mile of riverfront access, four miles of rail, and direct access to Interstate 180 on-ramps and off-ramps. The former Hennepin steel mill site is already primed for large-scale hydrogen projects having a dual service feed with 82 megawatts, 138,000-volt electrical lines, additional natural gas capacity, and pore space for carbon storage. This site expands the infrastructure available at the BioEnergy Carbon Capture and Storage project that Marquis announced last fall.
The Marquis Industrial Complex will serve as the future home for several low and zero-carbon businesses including an announced soy crush facility, blue hydrogen facility, and blue nitrogen facility, as well as the 120 million gallons per year corn to sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel facility announced earlier this month.
The Marquis Industrial Complex will be the first low and zero-carbon hydrogen hub benefiting from its on-site Carbon Capture facility allowing for the collection, isolation, compression, and sequestration of carbon, thereby enabling the production of ultra-low carbon products.