The Renewable Fuels Association today congratulated member company E Energy Adams for producing its billionth gallon of ethanol, a rare achievement in the renewable fuels industry.
“With the completion of this milestone, E Energy Adams joins an elite group of ethanol biorefineries that have reached one billion gallons of production,” said Geoff Cooper, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. “We congratulate Carl Sitzmann, his excellent staff and all the E Energy investors who made this achievement possible. Day in and day out for the past 14 years, they have worked tirelessly to support the local economy and provide American consumers with cleaner, greener and more affordable fuel options.
E Energy Adams operates an ethanol plant in Adams, Neb. The plant began operations in October 2007. While the original plant capacity was 50 million gallons per year, various expansion efforts and projects to remove bottlenecks over the years have focused current capacity at 100 million gallons. In addition to doubling the ethanol capacity, the plant also increased corn storage, added various new technologies, and acquired block train capacity to ship to California. E Energy Adams joined RFA in 2012, and CEO Carl Sitzmann is a member of RFA’s board of directors, serving on its executive committee for the past four years.
“It took us almost 14 years to produce a billion gallons of ethanol, and we are very proud of what we have accomplished for our community and our investors,” said Sitzmann. “We have a huge impact on the surrounding community. In addition to the large tax revenues we pay to the county and the local village, we are raising corn prices for local producers, supplying protein-rich distillery grains to livestock feeders, and our distillery corn oil is used. either as feed for livestock or as a raw material for the production of renewable diesel.