In September 2011, Aventine Renewable Energy announced a delay in starting-up the plant due to uncertainty surrounding its ability to secure critical third-party technical and engineering support.

The company said it received the support necessary to move the ethanol facility forward.

The firm anticipates the work on the integrated boiler system and co-gen unit, which supplies the necessary energy for the plant, will commence in early March 2012.

The ethanol plant is expected to start production in late 2012.

Aventine Renewable Energy CEO John Castle said the company has secured the critical third-party support necessary for the commissioning process.

"Additionally, we currently have about $50m of combined cash and availability under our revolver," Castle said.

Aventine Renewable Energy is a producer of ethanol.