Marquis pivots to hand sanitizer production


HENNEPIN, IL – As the largest dry-mill ethanol facility in the world, Marquis is well-positioned to supply the much-needed alcohol component needed in hand sanitizer. While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to shortages in hand sanitizer, Marquis is now producing mass amounts of this vital product during this crisis to supply the American people.

“There is an immediate need for hand sanitizer throughout our nation to provide an instant virus-killing remedy for healthcare workers and the general public,” said Marquis CEO Mark Marquis. “Our team is working 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to provide hand sanitizer to healthcare workers, police and fire departments and the general public to help protect them against the spread of the pandemic we face.”

“Marquis is proud and fortunate to be able to supply the American people with this critical need during this pandemic. Now is the time when our communities must band together to do everything we can to defeat COVID-19,” says Marquis.

Information and orders for Marquis’ FDA and WHO approved and recommended hand sanitizer product may be found at

While Marquis produces this much-needed hand sanitizer, we continue to make homegrown fuel-grade ethanol to supply the globe with clean-burning and more affordable fuel, as well as dried distillers grains for our livestock producers.

Marquis is a multi-generational family company operating two large-scale ethanol production facilities, employing over 300 staff members and producing more than 500 million gallons of ethanol and a million tons of high-protein animal feed annually. Marquis remains committed to bettering the community through service and producing homegrown ethanol for cleaner air and more affordable fuel.

With a production capacity of one million gallons of fuel grade ethanol per day, Marquis operates the largest dry-mill biofuels production facility in the United States.