While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption and hardship for the U.S. renewable fuels industry, many ethanol plants are taking the initiative to modify operations and help their communities like never before by producing or contributing to hand sanitizer production. In a time when capital is scarce and budgets are tight, ethanol plants have cumulatively donated thousands of gallons of hand sanitizer and thousands of dollars of PPE to high priority locations, such as hospitals, police departments, fire departments, and other first responders. Leaders in the ethanol industry are helping their communities with donations of PPE and hand sanitizer as well as leveraging their knowledge to help producers navigate the new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Read below to learn more about these special companies and their efforts to support their communities and states in the battle against COVID-19.