An Educational Resource


Commonwealth Agri-Energy is a farmer-owned ethanol production facility in Hopkinsville, KY. It uses locally-grown grains to produce ethanol, distillers grains (livestock feed), and dry ice to sell back to local markets. Most of their ethanol is transported by train for use in Nashville fuels.

This year, Commonwealth Agri-Energy will use 12,000,000 bushels of local corn to produce:

  • 33,000,000 Gallons of Fuel Ethanol
  • 107,000 Tons of Distillers Dried Grains (livestock feed)
  • 110,000 Tons of CO2 (collected for dry ice)
  • 3,000 Tons of Animal Feed Grade Distillers Corn Oil

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Who Makes Ethanol?

Commonwealth Agri-Energy