Western Plains Energy has joined the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The ethanol facility is located in Oakley, Kansas and produces 50 million gallons per year of ethanol from both corn and grain sorghum. The ethanol refinery produces more than 400,000 tons per year of wet distillers’ grains.
“We are thrilled to announce that Western Plains Energy has joined our organization,” said Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “The hardworking farmer-owners of the company are not just providing consumers with ethanol, the lowest cost, cleanest-burning and highest octane source in the world, they’re producing distillers’ grains, a high-value byproduct that adds income and boosts the local economy. The U.S. ethanol industry is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower food and fuel costs and provide greater energy security for our nation. We welcome Western Plains Energy to the RFA Board of Directors and look forward to their input towards the association’s policy and marketplace agenda.”
Western Plains employs 48 people and went into production in 2004.
“The Western Plains Energy team is pleased to join the Renewable Fuels Association,” addedd Western Plains Energy CEO Derek Peine. “We look forward to RFA’s advocacy efforts and technical expertise to ensure the U.S. ethanol industry continues to grow, and to Western Plains Energy’s continued contribution in supporting Kansas agriculture and in making the U.S. more energy independent.”