The goal of the Ohio Ethanol Producers Association is to trumpet the cause of the industry. “We want to make sure that our agenda and our contributions are being considered by the legislature,” said Ken Miceli, President of the Ohio Ethanol Producers Association.

The ethanol industry has made a significant impact on Ohio’s economy in recent years, especially the rural economy, Miceli said. The industry has invested over a billion dollars and created and supported over 17,600 jobs. “The ethanol industry in Ohio has really evolved within the last couple years to be a significant player,” he said.