Flooded railcar axels latest challenge for flood-impacted Midwest ethanol producers

April 1, 2019 |

In Nebraska, DTN reports that in addition to as much as 20% of the country’s ethanol production suffering from direct or indirect impacts of flooding across the Midwest as plants are shut down or scaled back due to inability to transport finished ethanol, receive feedstock or transport DDGS, it now appears that thousands of rail cars owned by or used by ethanol plants will have to have their axels replaced due to water rising above them. The cost to replace those axels and further delays to get the rail cars back online so ethanol plants may once again transport product when the rail lines have been repaired will further hinder their ability to bounce back.

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