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.
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.