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Renewable fuels

From grains to gallons

As a farmer-owned cooperative, CHS has been a leader in renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel for more than five decades. CHS is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of ethanol-enhanced gasoline and the largest U.S. retailer of E85 ethanol while also being a leading producer of soybean oil, a feedstock for biofuels.


We market

1 billion

gallons of ethanol every year

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We produce

260 million

gallons of fuel-grade ethanol every year

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We refine more than

1.2 billion

pounds of soybean oil annually

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American-made ethanol
Our biorefineries in Annawan, Ill., and Rochelle, Ill., use an advanced fermenting and distilling process to convert corn grown by our farmer-owners into high-quality ethanol. That ethanol is marketed through Cenex® brand gasoline and other suppliers.
Check out our renewable fuels marketed under our Cenex® brand
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Marketing expertise
Looking for an ethanol marketing partner? As a leader in marketing ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), CHS offers risk management, logistics and regulatory expertise. Our portfolio of ethanol buyers and strong industry relationships allow us to efficiently move large volumes of ethanol at competitive prices.
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More than fuel
A byproduct of ethanol production, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) is a high-protein animal feed. Soybean products include soy flake, defatted Honeysoy® flour and soybean meal, which is used in the manufacturing of animal feed.