Some Minnesota distilleries are making hand sanitizer, as we reported on our website last month. Al-Corn Clean Fuel of Claremont has started to produce the alcohol needed in the hand sanitizer market, according to a story posted by the Dodge County website.

Al-Corn CEO Randy Doyal states in the article, "We changed our procedures so the alcohol has the highest purity. Alcohol that is blended into fuel doesn't have to have all impurities removed...But for hand sanitizers, our alcohol must be as pure as possible."

The posting indicates that gasoline sales are down by about 50 percent. Doyal said, "Just because we weren't selling alcohol to the fuel industry, didn't mean we couldn't sell to the hand sanitizer industry."

Al-Corn is reportedly distributing to distilleries in Spring Grove, Adams, and Harmony.

This week marked the 25th anniversary of a ground-breaking for the Al-Corn Clean Fuel production facility, as was noted on their Twitter account.