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.
Information from: Kearney Hub, www.kearneyhub.com