SE Minnesota Ethanol Producer Re-elected Officer of National Group

(Business news release from Renewable Fuels Association)

Washington – Randall J. Doyal, CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, MN, has been re-elected Treasurer of the Renewable Fuels Association, the oldest and largest national trade association for American ethanol producers. 

“For the past 25 years, the American ethanol industry has grown to become a world leader in ethanol production in large part to the hard work of the RFA and its members,” said Doyal.  “Remaining the world’s leader requires that we aggressively engage policymakers, consumers and the general public. That means promoting smart, progressive ethanol policy, expanding the marketplace for ethanol fuels, and ensuring commercialization for new technologies and advanced biofuels. I am honored to help lead the RFA and the industry in changing how American fuels its future.”

Doyal has served on the Board of Directors of the RFA for 15 years, and has been in ethanol production since the early 1980s.  He was elected to a one-year term at the RFA’s annual membership meeting in Washington, DC this week. 

About the Al-Corn Clean Fuel:  Al-Corn Clean Fuel is a farmer-owned ethanol production cooperative in Claremont, MN. Annually Al-Corn grinds 17.5 million bushels of corn and produces 50 million gallons of ethanol. In addition, the plant produces 132,000 tons of high protein livestock feed and 8.75 million pounds of corn oil, as well as captures carbon dioxide, all of which are resold. The cooperative model allows members and their communities to benefit from a secure local market and the co-op’s earnings and investments. Learn more at

About the Renewable Fuels Association:  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is the leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry. Its mission is to advance the development, production, and use of ethanol fuel by strengthening the industry and raising awareness about benefits of renewable fuels.  RFA’s 200 members are working to help America become cleaner, safer, more energy dependent and economically secure. The RFA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of a representative from each producer member. Learn more at

Our Take:
Randy Doyal is one of the visionaries who have really put the grain ethanol industry on the map. With his leadership and the work of many others who have put so much energy into creating a solid foundation for biofuels, and who continue to build the industry, we are confident about the future of ethanol.

The next great challenge will be to sweep away the misperceptions about biofuels that have been heaped up like so many autumn leaves by vested fossil fuel interests, environmental groups that serve as their unwitting stooges, and industries that have built their business model on purchasing farm products for less than they cost to produce.

We hope everyone will make an effort to see the documentary “Freedom” by Josh and Rebecca Tickell. It provides a very clear picture of what leaders like Doyal have accomplished, and the stakes involved in winning this battle to end our addiction to oil.



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