WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today congratulated member company Show Me Ethanol, LLC (SME) on its 10th anniversary in operation. The dry mill ethanol facility in Carrollton, Mo., broke ground in March 2007 and began commercial production in May 2008. Today, the facility produces more than 60 million gallons of ethanol and 160,000 tons of distiller grains animal feed per year. SME's board, management, investors, and a number of guests—including RFA staff—marked the occasion in a ceremony today at the plant. SME is operated by 40 employees, has more than 460 investors, and uses more than 20 million bushels of Missouri corn every year. In 2012, the company also began producing distillers corn oil, which is sold into the animal feed and biodiesel markets. "It's been an amazing decade here at Show Me Ethanol," said General Manager Richard Hanson. "We have accomplished so much, producing above our initial capacity and helping to grow ethanol co-products like DDGS and distillers corn oil. We are pleased to reach this anniversary and look forward to continuing to contribute to our economy, energy security, and environment." RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen offered the association's congratulations, stating, "We are thrilled to celebrate this important milestone with Show Me Ethanol. True to its name, Show Me Ethanol has led by example and proven the many benefits of renewable fuels to the Carrollton community, the state of Missouri, and our nation. Not only has Show Me Ethanol buoyed the northwest Missouri economy by providing an investment opportunity and value-added market for local farmers, but it also has helped consumers by lowering gas prices and contributing to cleaner air and water. We heartily congratulate Show Me Ethanol and send our best wishes for continued success."