Big River Resources, LLC - West Burlington, IA was formed as a cooperative and grew into a holding company structure. The initial start of the cooperative began in July 1992 with fuel and feed production objectives.
Big River Resources currently has four subsidiaries beneath it which include Big River Resources West Burlington, LLC; Big River Resources Galva, LLC; Big River Resources Grinnell, LLC; and Big River Resources Boyceville, LLC. These subsidiaries have facilities in West Burlington, Iowa; Boyceville, WI; Monmouth, Ill.; Gerlaw, Ill; Edgington, Ill; Aledo, Ill; Galva, Ill.; and Grinnell, Iowa; and, they consist of a 90 million gallons per year (mgy) ethanol facility, a 100 mgy ethanol facility, and 10.61 million-bushel capacity grain elevator sites. All are located on either the Burlington Northern Railroad or Canadian National Railway.
The company also has an investment in Absolute Energy, LLC a 100 mgy ethanol facility in St. Ansgar, IA, is a majority shareholder and managing company of Big River United Energy, LLC a joint venture company in Dyersville, IA, and majority owner and managing company of Big River Prairie Gold, LLC joining forces with Prairie Gold, Inc of Bloomington, IL with the facility being built on-site at the Galva plant.
The company has a 21-member board and employs 249 team members full time.