We care about the wellbeing of our clients, employees, and our communities.
We started as a group of farmer-owned ethanol businesses looking for ways to increase their investment in the ethanol industry. Over the years, we have grown to acquire three production locations. Now, we're proud to say Guardian is one of the largest ethanol production groups in the country! Our sites are located across the Midwest and are managed by the Guardian Energy Management team.
sharing best practices
optimizing the ethanol businesses
championing corn as an important energy source
Guardian Energy Janesville was the first plant purchased by the Guardian group in July 2009. It is privately owned by Al-Corn Clean Fuels, Heartland Corn Products, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Cooperative (CVEC), and Golden Grain Energy.
Guardian Energy Lima came in to the Guardian family through an alliance with Palladin Ethanol Acquisition, LLC in September 2010. The shares of Palladin were later purchased and are now privately owned by Heartland Corn Products, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Cooperative (CVEC), Al-Corn Clean Fuels, and Golden Grain Energy.
Guardian Energy Management was formed in October 2011 as a Management Company overseeing the Guardian Energy Production facilities. The Management team is fully responsible for all operations at the facilities.
Guardian Energy Hankinson became a part of the Guardian family in November 2013. It is privately owned by Heartland Corn Products, Lake Area Corn Processors, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Cooperative (CVEC), Al-Corn Clean Fuels, and Golden Grain Energy.