Glacial Lakes Energy Joins
Carbon Capture Project
A Tribute to Orrie Swayze 

On behalf of the shareholders, Board, and employees at Glacial Lakes Energy, we express our deepest sympathy for the loss of our dear friend and passionate advocate, Orrie Swayze.  Orrie stopped by many times over the years to share his thoughts and ideas about higher ethanol blends.  He possessed a tenacious approach and a vision that was always one step ahead of all of us, definitely a thought leader in the world of ethanol and the benefits it would bring to agriculture.  Orrie was very proud to be associated with GLE's highly successful E30 Challenge initiated in 2016.  He possessed an admirable, never ending concern for children and especially the harmful effects that toxic fuel additives have on them.  South Dakota agriculture needs more Orrie Swayze's...RIP Orrie, we'll take it from here...

Glacial Lakes Corn Processors (GLCP), was formed in May 2001 as a South Dakota Cooperative comprised of over 4,100 shareholders. GLCP owns 100% of four ethanol production plants.

Glacial Lakes Energy - Watertown an original 40 million gallons per year (mgy) nameplate ethanol production facility, became operational in August 2002. In 2007, the facility was expanded and currently produces 120+ mgy of ethanol per year.

Glacial Lakes Energy - Mina became operational in June 2008 as a 120+ mgy ethanol production facility located near Mina, SD.

In December 2019, Glacial Lakes Energy purchased two additional ethanol production facilities located in Aberdeen and Huron, SD. The Aberdeen plant, currently produces about 49.0 million gallons per year. The Huron plant currently produces about 33.0 million gallons per year.

GLE also holds a 15% investment in Granite Falls Energy a 60+ mgy facility near Granite Falls, MN and an 8% ownership in Redfield Energy, LLC, a 50+ mgy production facility located near Redfield, SD.

GLE has returned almost $218+ Million Dollars in dividends to our Shareholders since inception.

GLE is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by shareholders from the districts they reside in.

Combined, Glacial Lakes Energy…

  • Purchases 123+ million bushels of corn per year
  • Produces 351+ million gallons of renewable ethanol per year
  • Produces 918,000 tons of feed products/distillers grains per year
  • Produces 51,000 tons of corn oil

Glacial Lakes Energy is proud to be part of the communities we reside in.



GLE’s Values

Glacial Lakes Energy believes in the principles of servant leadership, which is, helping and supporting each other to build a profitable business. This guiding philosophy requires us to exhibit the following behaviors every hour of every day:

  • Integrity — The quality of having a personal sense of honesty and truthfulness in your words and your actions. Doing what is right, no matter what.
  • Professionalism —The skill, competence, or character expected of a GLE team member. The manner in which you present yourself and GLE.
  • Accountability — An obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for your actions; good or bad.
  • Respect — Treating others as you want them to treat you.
  • Teamwork — Putting aside your individual needs to work towards the larger group objective. We are all on the same team.
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