With empty fields all around them, the stacks at Hardin County’s two ethanol plants can be seen billowing their proof that the industry is doing well here. But in other parts of the country exhaust stacks are dormant. Even in Iowa

Flint Hills Resources (FHR) and Pine Lake Corn Processors (PLCP) are not only surviving, but doing well. That despite the many challenges facing the renewable energy industry.

Flint Hills Resources

Flint Hills Resources’ ethanol plant in Iowa Falls is well-positioned to remain competitive despite the challenges facing the industry, according to a company spokesman.

Pine Lake Corn Processors

The Pine Lake Corn Processors ethanol plant along Highway 20 near Cleves is open and producing ethanol, which is better than other ethanol plants, as the industry grapples with challenges out of its control.

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