Three Students Receive 2022 Adkins Energy Scholarships

LENA, IL, June 12, 2022 — Adkins Energy LLC is proud to award three outstanding local students with $500 scholarships to help them further their education. Entries for this year were judged on academic achievement and an essay: How can rural communities be positively impacted by the productivity and use of Ethanol?

Winners of this year’s scholarships are:

Benjamin Bremmer from Pearl City High School

Grace Sommerio from Pecatonica High School

Ross Stabenow from Lena-Winslow High School

Adkins Energy congratulates Benjamin, Grace, and Ross along with all area graduates and wishes them good luck in their next endeavors, whether it is school or work (or a combination of both).

Adkins Energy is a dry mill corn-to-ethanol and biodiesel facility located in northwest Illinois. It is owned by over 275 local investors and Pearl City Elevator, and employs 40 people.

Since it started production in 2002, Adkins has processed over 275 million bushels of corn to produce over 750 million gallons of ethanol and over 3.8 million tons of wet and dried distillers’ grains. Adkins Energy also operates a 3-million gallon per year biodiesel facility that is fully integrated into its ethanol operations. For more information, contact Adkins Energy (1-888-ETHANOL) or visit