About Cardinal Ethanol


Plant Location

The plant is located near Union City, in Randolph County, Indiana.  The site is at the northwest corner of U.S. Highway 32 and 600 East.  The plant site has a CSX railroad mainline running parallel to it, making it very appealing.  The site also contains adequate access to natural gas.   

Ethanol Production Capacity

The plant is natural gas fired and designed to produce appoximately 135 million gallons of ethanol each year.  The ethanol is marketed across the U.S. as a clean-burning, high-octane transportation fuel additive.

Distillers Grains

Approximately 320,000 tons of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) is produced annually, which will be marketed to livestock and poultry producers as a value-added nutritional supplement.  DDGS is a co-product of ethanol production.

Corn Usage

The plant, as designed, creates demand for approximately 45,000,000 bushels of corn each year.  Most of the corn demanded is originated from the local area, however, some is railed in for processing.


The plant is staffed by approximately 57 full-time knowledgeable and hard working employees.  Seventeen of these employees have been with Cardinal since it began operations in 2008.