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The U.S. ethanol industry


  • Mark D. Stowers


Ethanol is vital to achieving greater American energy independence. It is today's only viable and available fuel that can be substituted for gasoline. Unlike oil, ethanol is renewable-it will never run out. As science moves from making ethanol from corn to producing it from corn cobs and other plant materials, ethanol will continue to be a sustainable and effective energy solution for the world. America's dependence on foreign oil causes enormous problems for Americans every day-raising the prices on everything from gas to groceries and sending money and jobs overseas. This article summarizes the state of the ethanol industry.

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  • Mark D. Stowers, 2009. "The U.S. ethanol industry," Regional Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Apr, pages 3-11.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlrd:y:2009:i:apr:p:3-11:n:v.5no.1

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