Our Mission

Dana Siefkes-Lewis
Dana Siefkes-Lewis President, SDEPA

The South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association serves as a strong, unified voice of advocacy for the expansion of ethanol production, greater access to the marketplace, and increased use and acceptance in South Dakota and the United States. 

With diverse representation throughout the ethanol industry, the SDEPA will build consensus, cooperation and collaboration for positive public policy, the education and expansion of goals for the ethanol industry through legislative outreach with elected officials and regulatory agencies, as well as like-minded organizations and the general public. 

SDEPA strives for integrity, honesty and relentless dedication in this mission of enriching the value of agriculture on the farm, increasing jobs in our state, and ultimately, bringing energy independence to our entire nation through the use of this readily available, clean, economic, home grown fuel that is ethanol.

RFS Press Release

RFS Press Release

New SDEPA ad calls on President Obama to support the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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Economic Impact 2012

Economic Impact 2012

The ethanol industry impacts South Dakota’s economy in the short term while a plant is being constructed and in the long term through the operation of the plant. The economic impact from the operation of the state’s ethanol plants is addressed in this study.

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