Cornhusker State Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

NE Flag More corn from the Cornhusker State will be going into ethanol production. In the past week, at least three ethanol plants have been announced in Nebraska, prompting Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dineen to comment, “It seems not a week goes by that the state of Nebraska is not adding a new ethanol plant to its growing roster.” Today, Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation will celebrate the official groundbreaking of its ethanol facility in Ravenna, Neb., Abengoa Bioenergy of Ravenna. Last Friday it was Advanced Bioenergy, LLC near Fairmont, Nebraska. And earlier this week, Val-E Ethanol began construction on its new plant near Ord, Nebraska. All together, the three plants would produce 233 million gallons of ethanol a year using 84 million bushels of corn!