Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol is a renewable fuel made from various grains, such as corn, sorghum and wheat. The grain is fermented, converting it from starch into sugar and then into alcohol. According to the Renewable Fuels Association, “Ethanol has become a ubiquitous component of our nation’s fuel supply, as it is blended in virtually every gallon of unleaded gasoline in the U.S. Growing to meet rising demand created by the Renewable Fuels Standard, an additional 16 biorefineries are being built or expanded in 2010 that will add 1.4 billion gallons of new capacity.”
Adkins Energy, LLC
Adkins Energy is an ethanol production company using over 16 million bushels of corn each year to produce 45 gallons of fuel-grade ethanol. The company is supported by local investors located in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Adkins Energy, LLC 4350 W. Galena Road Lena, Illinois 61048 1-800-888-ETHANOL adkinsenergy.com
Badger State Ethanol, LLC
Badger State Ethanol is a dry-mill ethanol production facility producing 40 million gallons of ethanol from corn each year. The company is dedicated to using environmentally safe production technology.
Badger State Ethanol, LLC 820 W. 17th St. Monroe, WI 53566 608-329-3900 badgerstateethanol.com
Chippewa Valley Ethanol, LLC
Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company produces 46 million gallons of ethanol per year from corn. The company is in the process of replacing 90 percent of its use of natural gas with biomass power made from corn, grass and wood.
Chippewa Valley Ethanol, LLC 270 20th Street NW Benson, MN 56215 320-843-4813 cvec.com
Husker Ag, LLC
Husker Ag produces approximately 75 million gallons of ethanol each year using over 25 million bushels of corn. The company also supplies 450,000 tons of wet distiller’s grain to feed area cattle.
Husker Ag, LLC 54048 Hwy 20 Plainview, NE 68769 402-582-4446 huskerag.com
Siouxland Energy and Livestock Cooperative
Siouxland Energy and Livestock Cooperative produce about 60 million gallons of ethanol each year from corn. The company also manufactures wet distiller’s grain and corn syrup. These products are sold to cattle and dairy farms.
3890 Garfield Ave. Sioux Center, IA 51250 712-722-3268 siouxlandenergy.com
Al-Corn Clean Fuel
Al-Corn Clean Fuel is owned by local farmers and investors. The plant produces ethanol using corn supplied by its owners.
Al-Corn Clean Fuel 797 5th St. Claremont, MN 55924 507-528-2492 al-corn.com