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Ethanol Facts

Achieving Net-Zero Ethanol

For years biofuel producers have been at the forefront of decarbonizing the transportation sector. That’s why they’re consistently making technological improvements to reduce ethanol’s carbon intensity (CI). According to California regulators, ethanol’s CI has dropped 33% in the last ten years. We can reach net-zero ethanol and achieve negative carbon emissions with today’s technology.

Biofuel Priorities in the 2023 Farm Bill

The ethanol industry purchased $32 billion of corn last year. Access to year-round E15, a 15 percent ethanol blend at the pump, would create demand for 2.4 billion additional bushels of corn each year, increasing GDP growth in rural America by $66.3 billion. Clean, renewable biofuels support over 555,000 U.S. jobs.

Green House Gas reduction benefits of 15% ethanol fuel (E15) in the U.S.

The EPA has allowed E15 blends to be used in 2001 and later passenger cars, passenger trucks, and light commercial trucks. Ethanol generates less greenhouse gases (GHG) on a lifecycle basis than gasoline. The purpose of this report is to estimate nationwide GHG benefits of an expansion of ethanol use from E10 (i.e., 10% volume ethanol) to E15. Based on our analysis, we estimate that if the United States transitioned from E10 to E15 in the nation for 2001 and later model year vehicles, GHG emissions would be lower by 17.62 million tons per year, which is the equivalent of removing approximately 3.85 million vehicles from the road.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Ethanol is key to meeting goals

Ethanol can play a major role in supplying the fledgling sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry, which reduces aviation carbon emissions. But, in order to meet this challenge, we must ensure that the life cycle assessment we use has the most up-to-date science available.


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