What is Ethanol?

Ethanol is ethyl alcohol, essentially 200-proof grain alcohol used as a motor fuel. An ethanol plant (production facility or “biorefinery”) produces pure fuel-grade ethanol, and then that ethanol is blended in a percentage with gasoline to create a finished motor fuel. A small amount of gasoline is blended into the ethanol at the plant to denature it, or make it unfit for human consumption.

The Standard Dry Mill Process

DryMill_Process

Ethanol Links

• American Coalition of Ethanol (ACE)    www.ethanol.org
• Ethanol Facts    www.ethanolfacts.com
• Fagen Inc.    www.fageninc.com
• ICM    www.icminc.com
• National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition    www.E85fuel.com
• Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)    www.ethanolrfa.org
• Growth Energy www.growthenergy.org

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