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March 23, 2020 | Des Moines Register

Iowa Ethanol Producers, Prisoners Partner to Make Hand Sanitizer

DOC will receive alcohol Monday to begin the manufacture of the product

Iowa's ethanol industry will provide prison inmates with alcohol to make hand sanitizer for use in hospitals, prisons and other high-priority facilities threatened by the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Friday.

According to the Des Moines Register, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association said it plans to begin sending alcohol to the Iowa Department of Corrections by Monday for the manufacture of hand sanitizer, now in short supply across the nation.

Hand sanitizer is considered effective at killing the coronavirus.

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