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AgStar believes bioenergy is important not only to farmers and rural America, but to our nation as a whole. Back when most people were looking up the definition of bioenergy, we were already a leading lender in ethanol, biodiesel and wind energy.

Our expertise is sought out nationwide on new and existing ethanol facilities. Over the past ten years, AgStar has been the lead lender for over 20 ethanol and biodiesel plants.

We offer a suite of products and services to serve bioenergy operations and investors – from construction loans to equipment leases to equity investor loans.

As a cleaner, greener biofuel, corn-based ethanol offers the foundation for creating the diverse energy mix that will help us achieve energy independence. AgStar has been committed to the ethanol industry since long before the topic hit the headlines.

Since 1996, AgStar has financed ethanol stock purchases by farmers and plant construction/operations in eleven states.

AgStar was there with a credit program to provide the needed equity to help. Through the support of our clients and dedicated team, AgStar has grown to be one of the nation’s leading providers financing the ethanol industry.

Biodiesel brings many exciting opportunities to agriculture. As an alternative to petroleum diesel fuel, it can be made from soybean oil, other vegetable oils and animal fats. Biodiesel can be used in existing diesel engines with no modifications.

AgStar supports and helps finance investors and biodiesel production plants. We are always looking for more ways to encourage this remarkable product to fulfill its potential.

Wind Energy
Nobody disputes the power of wind, from moving waves across a lake to flattening buildings and fields. Power is now being harnessed to be a non-polluting, renewable source of energy to meet electric power needs around the world.

AgStar is pleased to support and help finance the individuals and entities that continue to invest in wind energy.

Our Bio Energy Team includes Jason Johnson and Aaron Knewtson. Find out more about services for Bio Energy. Contact Us or call 1-866-577-1831.

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