South Plains Ethanol

The leader in Texas biofuels.


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Welcome to South Plains Ethanol, the leader in Texas biofuels. With a production of 85 million gallons of Ethanol annually (MGPY), we are proud to be an important part of the Texas economy. South Plains Ethanol will continue to be a leader in the reduction of our dependence on foreign fossil fuels well into the future.

Our physical plant features 2 railroad spurs for corn/milo unloading, and 2 railroad spurs for Ethanol loading. Our cooperation with the railroad enables us to operate at peak capacity.

South Plains Ethanol, located in Northwest Tx, produces 85 million gallons of ethanol annually and is the largest ethanol producer on the High Plains of Texas. With cooperation of the many local leaders and in partnership with members of the agricultural community and the State agencies, South Plains Ethanol is excited to bring more value-added agriculture to the state of Texas.

Our ethanol production consumes about 25 million bushels of corn from the region and provides not only an environmentally friendly fuel, but also a valuable high quality livestock feed for local, regional and national markets.

Approximately 340,000 tons of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) is produced annually, which is marketed to livestock and poultry producers as a value-added nutritional supplement. DDGS is a co-product of ethanol production. South Plains Ethanol acquired the property in the summer of 2009.


"Ethanol in Texas is a win for everyone - producers have another market for their product, the environment gets a break from pollution and rural communities get a shot in the arm from value added production." Bill Kubecka, Texas Grain Sorghum Association

    Nameplate Production Capacity

  • 85 million gallons per year (MGPY)

    Operating Information

  • Located closer to its market destinations to optimize delivery reliability and flexibility
  • Plant grain supply is stored in a grain elevator with 2.5 million bushel capacity
  • Grain inputs: corn and milo
  • Production process: dry grind milling
  • By-products - Distiller's wet grain (DWG), Distiller's Dry Grain (DDG)

    Local Economic Impact

  • The facility is employs approximately 40 full-time employees
  • Annual economic impact is estimated at $100 million
  • Provider of DWG and DDG to local cattle and poultry market

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