Our History


The History of KAAPA Ethanol Commodities, LLC

February 2001

Formation of KAAPA Ethanol, LLC

September 2002

Initiated Construction in Minden, NE (Fagen/ICM design)

November 2003

Started Operations - 40 million gallon capacity

December 2004

Became an equity owner of Renewable Products Marketing Group (RMPG)

July 2006

Completed expansion/debottlenecking in Minden, NE - 60 million gallon capacity

June 2007

Purchased KAAPA Grains in Elm Creek, NE from subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp.

October 2009

Purchased a portion of Janesville, MN ethanol facility from VersaSun bankruptcy (Fagen/ICM design) - 100 million gallon capacity

September 2010

Purchased controlling interest in Lima, OH ethanol facility

January 2013

Created KAAPA Ethanol Holdings, LLC

December 2013

Purchased a portion of Hankinson Renewable Energy in Hankinson, ND from Murphy Oil - 130 million gallon capacity

March 2016

KAAPA Ethanol, Minden reaches 80 million annualized production rate

September 2016

Purchased Ravenna ethanol plant from Abengoa

November 2017

Expansion of Ravenna to 110 million gallons

May 2019

Debottlenecking of Ravenna to 125 million gallons

February 2023

Purchased a portion of the Aurora, NE ethanol plant and created KAAPA Partners Aurora, LLC - 90-million-gallon capacity

September 2023

Sold interest in Guardian Plants.

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KAAPA Ethanol Holdings, LLC

15 South Central Avenue
PO Box 2318
Kearney, NE 68847

(308) 455-4190

KAAPA Ethanol, LLC

8450 KAAPA Lane
PO Box 238
Minden, NE 68959

(308) 743-2217

KAAPA Ethanol Ravenna, LLC

35955 Navaho Road
PO Box 85
Ravenna, NE 68869

(308) 452-3900


4270 Turkey Creek Road
PO Box 589
Elm Creek, NE 68836

(308) 856-4643

KAAPA Partners Aurora, LLC

2103 Harvest Drive
Aurora, NE 68818

(402) 694-3635