Flint Hills to close US ethanol plant in Georgia - sources

Author: Alex Snodgrass

2020/06/12

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US ethanol producer Flint Hills Resources is permanently closing its 120m gal/year ethanol plant in Camilla, Georgia, according to sources.

The plant has been idle since May as the coronavirus has severely hampered fuel ethanol demand.

While demand for fuel ethanol is seeing some recovery, it still remains about  20-30% lower when compared to 2019.

Fuel ethanol producers have seen little to no margins for some time, forcing many to idle or cut production.

Ethanol is used as a gasoline blendstock, in pharmaceuticals, and in food and beverage applications, such as hand sanitizers and vodka.

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