Biofuel- Ethanol Production


ETHANOL PRODUCTION PROCESS

Ethanol plants in 29 states churned out a record 14.3 billion gallons of ethanol in 2014. What’s more, the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol production facilities began producing the next generation of biofuels. Click here to view a map of all the U.S. biorefinery locations. ethanolrfa.org

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Why is Ethanol Important?

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Ethanol is commercially produced using either a wet mill or dry mill process. Wet milling involves separating the grain kernel into its component parts (germ, fiber, protein, and starch) prior to fermentation. ICM-designed plants utilize the dry mill process, where the entire grain kernel is ground into flour. The starch in the flour is converted to ethanol during the fermentation process, creating carbon dioxide and distillers grain.  Read the details of each step>>

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History U.S. Fuel Ethanol Production

     Year                   Millions of Gallons

BIOFUEL- ETHANOL PROD U.S.     See the chart going back to 1980 >>  

 

2014 World Fuel Ethanol Production

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Where is Ethanol Made

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How Much Ethanol is Produced, Imported, and Consumed in the United States?

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Corn Ethanol Production

October 02, 2014- Extension.org

 A few numbers-

-2.8 gallons per bushel of corn

-in 2007 the U.S. harvested 86.5 million acres of corn…

-yield 151.1 bushel per acre 423 gallons/acre

Ethanol and Energy

– the math of energy balance, understanding corn yields

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Global Ethanol Production Will Rise to Over 90 Billion Litres in 2014

…Despite a fragile global economy, the GRFA is predicting a nearly 2.7% growth in global ethanol output this year, up from 88 billion litres produced in 2013 to 90.38 billion litres in 2014…Read more>>

 

 Global Biofuel Mandate Map

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Ethanol Facilities’ Capacity by State

Nebraska has the second largest ethanol nameplate capacity and the second largest ethanol operating production in the country, based on the latest federal figures.   As of February 2014, Nebraska has…

Charts Top 7- see the other 21 ranked states and their order>>

BIOFUEL- ETHANOL PRODUCTIO NAMEPLART 2015