Many U.S. ethanol plants have halted production over the past year, mostly because the drought has made it difficult to get locally produced corn. Most plan to restart, but it may not be until the 2013 corn crop is harvested in September.
Below is a list of idled plants and the month they ceased operation:
Midwest Renewable Energy LLC in Sutherland, February 2012.
NEDAK Ethanol, in Atkinson, June.
Valero-Albion in Albion, June.
Aventine in Aurora-East, September.
Abengoa in York, January.
Abengoa in Ravenna, January.
Valero in North Linden, June.
New Energy Corp. in South Bend, November.
Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op in Little Falls, August.
Biofuel Energy in Fairmont, September.
ADM in Wallhalla, March.
Pinal Energy in Maricopa, July.
East Kansas Agri-Energy in Garnett, August.
Aventine-dry mill in Pekin, September.
Southwest Georgia Ethanol in Camilla, October.
Bunge-Ergon in Vicksburg, November.
Valero in Bloomingburg, December.
POET in Macon, January.
White Energy in Plainview, January.
Aemetis in Keyes, January.