Short-Term Ethanol Supply Inadequate

Sim, Peck Hwee
May 2006
Chemical Week;5/17/2006, Vol. 168 Issue 17, p33
Trade Publication
The article reports on the surge in ethanol demand resulting from the switchover from methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) to ethanol in fuel in 2006. Replacing the amount of MTBE used in gasoline would require 2 billion gallons/year of ethanol, but only 1.55 billion gallons/year, about 36% of the current capacity of ethanol will be added in 2006 according to J.P. Morgan.


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