Georgia company plans to buy Fulton ethanol plant

GA company to buy Sunoco ethanol plant in Fulton for $20 million. Plans to invest $100 million to turn it into renewable energy campus. (MGN)

A Georgia-based renewable fuels company is buying a corn ethanol refinery in Central New York with plans to develop facilities to convert wood waste into energy, plastics, and other products.

Attis Industries, based in Milton, Georgia, says it will buy and operate an ethanol refinery and grain malting operation owned by Sunoco in Fulton, 23 miles northwest of Syracuse.

Sunoco bought the former Miller brewery in 2009 and converted it into the state's largest corn ethanol refinery. Attis says it's paying Sunoco $20 million for the facility and plans to invest up to $100 million to transform it into a major renewable energy campus.

Attis also plans to continue operation of Sunoco's malt house, which serves New York's craft brewery industry.

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