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.
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.