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RFA Welcomes CIE Norfolk Refinery as Newest Producer Member

August 10, 2023

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The Renewable Fuels Association is proud to welcome its newest producer member, CIE Norfolk in Norfolk, Neb. The biorefinery produces 50 million gallons of ethanol each year. CIE purchased the facility, the former Elkhorn Valley Ethanol plant, from Louis Dreyfus in late 2022. The company’s Marion, Ind., location is already a longtime RFA member, and CIE President and CEO Ryan Drook represents the company on the RFA board of directors.


“RFA has had a long and fruitful partnership with CIE, and we are thrilled to add their newly acquired Norfolk facility to our growing membership,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “Since its beginnings in 2004, CIE has been a leader in the ethanol industry and the company has also established itself as a premier producer of high-quality, specialty alcohols. We look forward to continuing our work together to expand opportunities for American-made renewable fuels and bioproducts.”


“We are excited to continue our support of the RFA by adding CIE Norfolk to it membership,” Drook said. “The RFA remains a leader within our industry, helping to defend and expand markets for our products both here and abroad.”


Click here for more information on the value of an RFA membership and click here for a list of current members. All RFA producer members have voting rights on the RFA Board of Directors, which develops the association’s policies and priorities. Members also participate in industry events and networking opportunities; receive routine updates on legislative, market development, membership, education and outreach, technical and research, and communications issues; and inclusion in the member directories. They also can participate in RFA’s member-run committees and provide input on RFA policy, activities, and priorities.