Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy
Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy was a grassroots effort that was initiated in 2003 by local farmers and entrepreneurs whom sought to construct an ethanol production facility in Phillipsburg, KS.
With support from investors and backing from the community, their vision soon became a reality with a ceremonial groundbreaking that was held in September 2005. The plant was fully constructed and operational eleven months later in July 2006.
PHAE began taking in milo and corn that July and on August 8, 2006 we completed our first grind; we produced our first ethanol on August 11, 2006.
In 2008, PHAE received the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In order to be admitted into the SHARP program, employers must not only meet exacting OSHA standards, they must overachieve on those standards. This award recognizes entities that operate as a model for worksite safety and health.
In 2011 we took steps to improve production by putting in a new process called Selective Milling Technology. This addition assisted us in getting more starch out of the grain, creating an increase in ethanol production.
In 2014 we expanded our operation even further by adding corn oil extraction to our process.