Pennsylvania Grain Processing, which purchased the former Bionol ethanol facility in Clearfield for $9.35 million in April, announced Thursday it will reopen the facility in early July.
All of the plant’s previous employees were rehired by PGP, which is a subsidiary of Michigan-based Zeeland Farm Services. PGP is now in the process of hiring an additional 10 to 12 employees, spokeswoman Beth Westemeyer said in an email.
The plant had been idled since its former owner declared bankruptcy last July.
The plant was built for $270 million, including a $22 million state grant, in 2010. It is capable of annually processing up to 40 million bushels of grain into 110 million gallons of ethanol and 330,000 tons of dry distiller’s grain, used for animal feed.