Renewable Fuels

Ethanol Production

Ethanol Production

Producing quality American-made ethanol and distillers grain for a growing worldwide market

CHS ethanol plants manufacture the alcohol-based renewable fuel via an advanced fermenting and distilling process that efficiently converts corn into simple sugars. The resulting ethanol product is primarily used as a fuel that is commonly blended with gasoline to increase octane and improve emissions quality. Other ethanol benefits include:
  • Reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Promoting North American energy independence.
  • Creating an alternative market for growers to sell their corn.
  • Providing consumers with a more economical fuel; on average more than $0.50/gallon cheaper than conventional gasoline.
A major byproduct of ethanol production is distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). DDGS are a high-protein animal feed that is in demand worldwide to supplement livestock diets.
  • CHS Annawan Ethanol Plant

    The Annawan, Ill. CHS ethanol plant operates a 50-acre dry mill corn-based bio-refinery that produces more than 125 million gallons of fuel grade ethanol annually.

    The former Patriot Renewable Fuels Plant was acquired in June 2015 from Patriot Holdings, LLC, Annawan, Ill.

  • CHS Rochelle Ethanol Plant

    The Rochelle, Ill. CHS ethanol plant operates an 81-acre, dry mill corn-based bio-refinery that produces more than 125 million gallons of fuel grade ethanol annually.

    The former Illinois River Energy LLC ethanol plant was acquired in June 2014  from Sinav Limited, London, England.

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