Iowa often drives candidates to defend the ethanol subsidies that benefit the state.
The ethanol industry depends on gasoline sales because it must mix its product with conventional fuel.
The interest in this case is, of course, the ethanol industry, reliant on roughly $7 billion a year in subsidies.
That is, they have way too much capacity and motorists aren't buying enough gasoline to absorb all the ethanol they are producing.
The demise of ethanol subsidies comes not with a wimper, but a bang.
The ethanol industry has mapped out a strategy to assure that the fat subsidies keep flowing.
The country produces about 6.8 billion gallons of ethanol per year.
And on Friday, an Iowa ethanol producer said that the spill proves that oil production has become “costlier and riskier.”
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.