11 dry mill ethanol plants are currently in operation in Kansas producing about 440 million gallons per year. Current Kansas production creates a market for about 157 million bushels of sorghum and corn. The two grains are interchangeable in the ethanol-making process.One-third of the grain used for ethanol returns to the food stream as wet or dry distillers grains (DDGS), a valued, high-nutrient livestock feed. Kansas’ ethanol plants bring millions of dollars of revenue and economic development to Kansas and the rural communities where they are located.
•A single bushel of field corn yields 2.8 gallons of fuel ethanol and 17.5 pounds of high-protein distillers dried grain for livestock feed.
•E-10, the most common blend, can be used in every make and model vehicle sold in America.
•E-85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, can be used only in flexible fuel vehicles—and there are more than 6 million on the road today.
•Every barrel of American-made ethanol produced directly displaces 1.2 barrels of crude oil.
•Ethanol use reduces carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and other ozone-forming pollutants.
•And it’s true: Industry demand for corn has helped bolster low corn prices, allowing growers to earn a very modest, market-based profit on their crop.
Ethanol, which consumed 25 percent of the corn crop in 2008, is expected to consume about one-third of the crop over the next ten years, according to a USDA forecast.
Ethanol production is not just about keeping the American grower up and running. It’s about keeping all of America good to go with a fuel that makes sense. And with the improved quality and quantity of today’s corn crop, it’s possible to meet the demands of the road without taking food from the table.
|Kansas Ethanol Plant Production Capacity|
|Plant||Plant Location||Capacity||Bushels of Grain Used|
|Kansas Ethanol LLC
1630 Avenue Q
Lyons, KS 67554
|Lyons||55 MGY||19.6 million|
|NESIKA Energy LLC
|Scandia||10 MGY||3.6 million|
|Arkalon Energy (Conestoga)
Hayne, KS (near Liberal)
|Hayne||110 MGY||39 million|
|Bonanza Bioenergy (Conestoga)
2830 E. U.S. Highway 50
Garden City, KS
|Garden City||55 MGY||19.6 million|
1224 E. 15th
Russell, Kansas 67665
|Russell||48 MGY||17.2 million|
|Prairie Horizon Agri Energy
205 F Street
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
|Phillipsburg||40 MGY||14.3 million|
|Western Plains Energy
3022 County Road 18
Oakley, Kansas 67748
|Campus||45 MGY||16.1 million|
|East Kansas Agri Energy
1304 S. Main
Garnett, KS 66032
|Garnett||35 MGY||12.5 million|
523 E Union Ave
|Colwich||25 MGY||8.9 million|
PO Box 1036
Garden City, KS 67849
|Garden City||15 MGY||5.4 million|
PO Box 813
Leoti, KS 67861
|Leoti||1.5 MGY||.5 million|
|TOTAL||Kansas||439.5 MGY||157 million bushels|
*MGY: Million gallons per year