Another NE Ethanol Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

RAE Renewable Agricultural Energy, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado and Gothenburg Improvement Company of Nebraska are planning to construct an ethanol plant in Gothenburg. According to a release, they have purchased 275 acres of land in Dawson County, which “has excellent direct rail and highway infrastructure and is an ideal location for serving western ethanol markets.”

With new plants being announced everyday it’s kind of hard to keep track of how many there are, but according to the Nebraska Ethanol Board there are a dozen plants already operating in the state and six more under construction. Another 22, including this one, are listed on the NEB website as being under consideration and a number of them have already announced their plans, bought land or otherwise moved forward with their proposed plants.