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Two More Ethanol Plants Closing Temporarily

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 4:45am

RAVENNA, Neb. (AP) — A central Nebraska ethanol plant is temporarily shutting down because of the unfavorable market for the corn-based fuel.

Abengoa spokesman Chris Standlee told the Kearney Hub (http://bit.ly/13CQpkn) that Abengoa's Ravenna (ruh-VA'-nuh) plant has about 50 workers but no decision about continued staffing has been made. He says market conditions will determine when the plant reopens.

Abengoa operates a plant in York, which also will temporarily shut down.

Steve Sorum is ethanol projects manager for the Nebraska Ethanol Board. He says a few other Nebraska ethanol plants also are operating sporadically. He says a plant at Sutherland didn't process any fuel at all last year.

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Information from: Kearney Hub, www.kearneyhub.com

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