Midwest Renewable Energy

Welcome to Midwest Renewable Energy!

Midwest Renewable Energy produces 26 million gallons of fuel ethanol each year, with associated co-products that add value to our local economy; including wet distiller grains, corn syrup, and distiller's corn oil.

We are proud to help create a market for the local ag economy by providing a market for over 9 million bushels of corn each year and providing approximately 35 jobs.

Our History

Midwest Renewable Energy (MRE) operates a dry-mill ethanol plant located near Sutherland, Nebraska. The plant generates fuel-grade ethanol via natural fermentation and distillation of corn, primarily for blending with gasoline and other motor fuels.

The facility, approximately one mile east of Sutherland, was originally constructed in 1991 by Nebraska Nutrients, Inc. Nebraska Nutrients utilized a modified wet milling concept as the basis for its process technology.

On April 25, 2003, Midwest Renewable Energy, LLC purchased Nebraska Ethanol, LLC, In December 2003, the facility was stripped of all process equipment. MRE conducted start-up operations in the summer of 2004 and declared full operations in September 2004.

Our Hours

Operations: 24 hours/day 7 days/week

Grain Receiving: Monday - Friday

Enogen Receiving: Wednesday

Ethanol Load Out: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm CST

Contact US:


27532 West Highway 30

Sutherland, NE 69165

Phone: (308) 386.2468

For more detailed information please contact us:

  • Christine Jandrain; Director of Ethanol Sales; Mobile: (402) 515-0855

  • Trampas Osborne; Plant Manager (ex 301)

  • Scott Sundstrom; Maintenance Manager (ex 310)

  • Cindy Crosby; Office Manager (ex 305)

  • Bob Witt; EHS compliance (ex 303)

  • Terry Tinney; commodities manager (ex 304)