• What is Ethanol and it’s use?

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Ethanol(C2H5OH), also known as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol, is a high-octane liquid fuel derived from various plant materials, or “biomass.” It is a renewable, non-toxic, clean burning fuel alternative to traditional fuels that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 50%.

Ethanol is produced by fermenting and distilling plant starches, sugars or cellulosic material:

  • starch: corn, barley, and wheat.
  • sugar: sugarcane (primary feedstock in Brazil)
  • cellulosic: wood, corn stalks, rice straw, sugar cane bagasse, pulpwood, switchgrass, algae, and municipal solid waste.

How will it benefit my business?

Ethanol is renewable and domestically produced, meaning it helps combat the large amounts of petroleum the United States is required to import each year. On top of this, it reduces emissions and requires no special fueling equipment. Ethanol can be used in any conventional gasoline vehicle.

With ethanol, you won’t just be reducing emissions, however, you’ll also be increasing jobs. Ethanol production creates jobs in rural areas where employment opportunities are often scare. According to the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production in 2015 led to the addition of nearly 86,000 jobs across the country.

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