A Strong, Industry Voice of Advocacy for the Expansion of Bioethanol Production

  Our Mission  

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.

Member Producers

Dakota Ethanol

Glacial Lakes Energy

NuGen Energy

POET Bioprocessing

Redfield Energy

Red River Energy

Ringneck Ethanol

SAF Study

Sustainable Aviation Fuel for the Future: What Does South Dakota Have to Gain?

Carbon Pipeline Study

Introducing an exciting study exploring the potential economic benefits of carbon pipelines in South Dakota! The Dakota Institute reveals that carbon capture projects could add significant value to South Dakota agriculture and inject billions into the state’s economy, including:

  • An average increase to the corn basis of 19 cents per bushel
  • Increased bioethanol production of 217 million gallons annually
  • Increase of 77 million bushels of corn demand annually
  • Increase in gross output of $5.92 billion over 10 years
  • A total of 7,105 jobs from 2024-2034

To delve deeper into the study’s findings and potential benefits for South Dakota’s farmers, jobs, and economy, click here.