But unlike a few years ago when new plants were being built on a regular basis, the expansion today has taken on a new form.
Now the state's 24 ethanol plants are gradually adding to their
roughly 2 billion gallon annual capacity by becoming more
Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Todd Sneller says some
plants are also expanding because it's cheaper to add capacity at
an existing plant than to build a new plant.
One way Nebraska's ethanol plants are improving their capacity
is by upgrading their railroad shipping facilities so they'll be
able to load more cars at once. The KAAPA Ethanol plant near Minden
just did that.