Founded in 2004, Green Plains Inc. is North America’s third largest producer of ethanol. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Green Plains has grown rapidly, primarily through acquisitions, and today has operating segments throughout the ethanol value chain.
Operations begin upstream with our grain handling segment, continue through approximately 1.5 billion gallons of ethanol production capacity per year, and ends downstream with product marketing and distribution. GPRE focuses on generating stable operating margins through diversified business segments and its risk management strategy. The investment rationale?: owning and operating assets throughout the ethanol value chain enables them to mitigate the effects of changes in commodity prices on our profitability and differentiates us from companies focused only on ethanol production.
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