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Illinois Renewable Fuels Association

CHS - Annawan

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Plant Manager:

Rick Vondra


Commodities Manager:

Judd Hulting



- 130 million gallons of ethanol capacity

- 41 million bushels corn grind per year

- 350,000 tons of DDGS produced in 2010.  International markets have become an increasingly significant export for Patriots Renewable Fuels, LLC.  These exports will bring nearly $35 million back to the U.S. in balance of trade.

Rail Lines:

Patriot is located directly on the Iowa Interstate Railroad.  This access connects Patriot to all class I railroads and allows shipment throughout the world.


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Environmental Advancements:

In an effort to conserve water and provide even greater sustainability, Patriot has achieved the status of zero liquid discharge (ZLD).  It makes a clear statement about Patriot’s commitment to progressive research and efficiency.  Patriot is one of the first ethanol plants in the United States that has made this technological advancement. 


Startup Date:

January 2005


Mission Statement:

Patriot Renewable Fuels, LLC’s mission is to produce high quality, environmentally conscious renewable fuels that will promote energy independence for our community and the nation.



  • Committed: Promote energy independence within the community and the nation.
  • Resourceful: Produce an environmentally conscious, high quality renewable fuel.
  • Accountable: Create good paying jobs within the community.
  • Teamwork: Work in partnership with local corn producers and other business partners in a mutually beneficial manner.
  • Integrity: Conduct business with honesty and trustworthiness.

101 Patriot Way, Annawan, IL 61234

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