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Priority Issues For Ethanol


  • 7-14-16 Biofuels Infrastructure Update
    Technology and Business Development Director Dave Loos gives an update on biofuels infrastructure around the state.
  • The Renewable Fuels Standard
    Congress adopted the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in 2005 and expanded it in 2007. The program requires oil companies to blend increasing volumes of renewable fuels with gasoline and diesel, culminating with 36 billion gallons in 2022. One of the most successful energy policies ever enacted in the United States, the RFS has laid the foundation for further private investment in the domestic biofuels industry. The RFS has helped generate … Read More »
  • Food vs. Fuel
    Food vs. fuel is a popular topic of conversation among anti-ethanol advocates.  The argument is basically that the production of fuel from corn diverts corn from food production and lowers the availability of food, thus increasing the price. This argument doesn't hold water.  First, corn used to produce ethanol is field corn, used for livestock feed and not sweet corn used for our dinner tables.  There are two types of … Read More »
  • Building Ethanol Infrastructure
    While the Illinois Corn Growers Association works in Springfield and Washington, DC, to enhance opportunities for corn-based ethanol in our nation’s fuel supply, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board is investing in fueling infrastructure. We know that greater than 95% of all gasoline sold today is an E10 blend. We also know that the 98% of all the ethanol we use in the U.S. is sold through E10. That means that … Read More »
  • Flex Fuel Vehicles
    E85 is the term for motor fuel blends of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. However, E85 can often be an all-encompassing word for ethanol blends above 15%. E85 is an alternative fuel as defined by the U.S. Department of Energy and is intended for use in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). Besides its superior performance characteristics, ethanol burns cleaner than gasoline; it is a completely renewable, domestic, environmentally friendly fuel that … Read More »
  • DDGS
    Dried Distiller’s Grains with Solubles are a co-product of ethanol production that is used for livestock feed in the US and around the world. Approximately 3.2 to 3.5 metric tons of DDGS production happens annually in North America. Nutritional Value of DDGS Distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are the dried residue remaining after the starch fraction of corn is fermented with selected yeasts and enzymes to produce ethanol and … Read More »
 
 
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