Since 2005, U.S. ethanol production capacity has more than tripled and now stands at more than 13 billion gallons per year.
Iowa often drives candidates to defend the ethanol subsidies that benefit the state.
Gore also said that the “massive subsidies” given to ethanol are not “good policy.”
The interest in this case is, of course, the ethanol industry, reliant on roughly $7 billion a year in subsidies.
The agency is expected to approve the use of sorghum for ethanol production.
That is, they have way too much capacity and motorists aren't buying enough gasoline to absorb all the ethanol they are producing.
Sorghum requires less water than corn but yields about the same amount of ethanol per bushel.
The ethanol industry has mapped out a strategy to assure that the fat subsidies keep flowing.
Our goal is to make this new kind of ethanol practical and competitive within six years.
This appeared to explain why a flow rate of 3.0 L/min underestimated oxygen consumption of the ethanol lamp.
ethanol eth·a·nol (ěth'ə-nôl', -nōl')
An alcohol obtained from the fermentation of sugars and starches or by chemical synthesis. It is the intoxicating ingredient of alcoholic beverages, and is also used as a solvent, in explosives, and as an additive to or replacement for petroleum-based fuels. Also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol. Chemical formula: C2H6O.
Another name for ethyl alcohol.