Will gallons per acre be more profitable?

Roberson, Roy
January 2006
Southeast Farm Press;1/18/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p5
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's opinions regarding the use of ethanol as fuel in the U.S. There is a need to develop an alternative to fossil fuels for meeting the fuel supply requirements in the U.S. In 2005, corn producers provided enough corn for ethanol plants to produce around 4.2 billion gallons of high quality fuel. By early 2006, production of the first gallon of commercial grade ethanol will be completed. It has been estimated that ethanol plants in the U.S. will produce eight billion gallons of fuel per year by the year 2012. For the implementation of clean air standards, states such as Connecticut, New York and California, require a blend of 8.5 to 10 percent ethanol with gasoline.


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