Ethanol Energy News

Some interesting tidbits of news and opinion about fuel alcohol …

U.S. Corn Ethanol Industry on the Ropes April 17th, 2009 – By Sam Hopkins

Hopkins asserts the US corn-based ethanol business may be in trouble, in large measure due to huge water consumption in the growing and processing, despite healthy growth of the industry.”From 6.5 billion gallons in 2007, the U.S. ethanol industry churned out 9 billion gallons of the biofuel in 2008. That’s 52% of the world’s ethanol production…” according to Hopkins.

The Hopkins article goes on to praise the Brazilian sugar cane to ethanol model, a motor fuels approach I’ve advocated (no news to those of you who’ve followed my earlier posts) since doing business there more than 20 years ago.

If you’re a sugar-to-fuel fanatic, and you’re on Linked-In, you might want to look at new Linked-in groups “Brazilian Sugar and Ethanol” and “Investing in Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind…)”.


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