The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today congratulated member company Husker Ag LLC, as it recently produced its one-billionth gallon of ethanol. The Plainview, Nebraska facility began production in 2003 and expanded its production capacity in 2007. Today, the company produces more than 300,000 gallons of ethanol per day.
“All of us at RFA congratulate Husker Ag on this momentous achievement,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “Husker Ag’s investors, board, and staff should be very proud of the many positive impacts they have made on the Plainview community. The company supports dozens of good jobs, adds value to locally grown crops, and plays an important role in providing consumers with cleaner and more affordable fuels at the pump.”
Seth Harder, Husker Ag’s general manager and an RFA board member, commented, “I couldn’t be more proud of the work that the staff has delivered over the last three years to achieve the goals set forth by the Board of Directors to increase gallons, improve our yield and lower our energy per gallon. Hitting the billion-gallon mark is just the type of milestone achievement that commemorates all our hard work. I’m very proud to have been a part of this company since 2002.”
Husker Ag President Robert Brummels added, “Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors and the owners of the company, we are very grateful to the employees for their hard work and commitment to the company. We are happy that we have provided the owners of the company with a great return on the dollars they invested in Husker Ag. We are proud that we have provided the local corn producers with a better price for their grain than they might have had without a local end user of corn and we thank them for their patronage. We are grateful to the local livestock producers for buying the distillers grain. We are delighted that we have provided local motorists with a clean burning environment friendly fuel, that decreases the cost of filling the tank. We look forward to many more years of being an economic stimulus to northeast Nebraska.”