KANSAS CITY, Mo.,July 8 The Andersons Inc
(ANDE.O), a major U.S. ethanol producer, has started mixing
wheat into its corn-based biofuel in a move to lower costs and
protect against high-priced and increasingly tight corn
Andersons, which operates three ethanol plants in Indiana,
Michigan and Ohio with total capacity of 300 million gallons,
has started using soft red winter wheat along with corn.
Neill McKinstray, vice president and general manager of The
Andersons ethanol division, confirmed the move, but said he
could not discuss the matter.
(Reporting by Carey Gillam, Editing by David Gregorio)