As Commonwealth Agri-Energy has diverted their 200-proof ethanol product to fill the need hand and surface sanitizer, an idea formed to provide the product to Kentucky’s many farmers’ markets and livestock sale barns as they begin to open back up to the public.
KyCorn and Commonwealth Agri-Energy are donating 200 half-gallon bottles of hand sanitizer to these venues across the commonwealth to help them keep their operations as clean as they can for customer safety. Since the hand sanitizer is made in Kentucky (Hopkinsville) with Kentucky corn, it will bear the “Kentucky Proud” label.
KyCorn Executive Director Laura Knoth worked with Commonwealth Agri-Energy, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Casey Jones Distillery to get the product packaged and labeled for this weekend. KyCorn staff and board members have been delivering the half-gallon jugs of sanitizer and spray bottles the past several days.
“We’re proud to be a partner with CAE on this project.” Knoth said. “Now more than ever, it’s important to stay connected and take care of one another, so I’m excited to see the Kentucky Proud hand sanitizer find new ways to meet the needs of Kentuckians. One of our top priorities for the project is to get the hand sanitizer to the ag retailers and venues that need it in order to stay safe while they do business.This is agriculture helping agriculture and I’m thankful that our ethanol plant is using Kentucky-grown corn to help us provide value across the state.”
To learn more about how Commonwealth Agri-Energy is making the ethanol sanitizer, read Commonwealth Agri-Energy Meets Higher Demand for Hand Sanitizer with Local Corn and Commonwealth Agri-Energy Partners with Distilleries to Make Kentucky Proud