Slow Market Forces Shutdowns Of Ethanol Plants

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Two Nebraska ethanol plants are temporarily shutting down because of the unfavorable market for the corn-based fuel.

Abengoa spokesman Chris Standlee told the Kearney Hub that Abengoa's Ravenna plant has about 50 workers but no decision about continued staffing has been made. He says market conditions will determine when the plant reopens.

Abengoa operates a plant in York, which also will temporarily shut down.

Steve Sorum is ethanol projects manager for the Nebraska Ethanol Board. He says a few other Nebraska ethanol plants also are operating sporadically. He says a plant at Sutherland didn't process any fuel at all last year.

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