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Jeanne, Top Producer Editor, grew up on a beef cattle operation in Southwest Missouri and now writes from the heart of corn country in Eastern Iowa.

Mapping Ethanol's Footprint

Jun 02, 2009
Ever wondered where all the E85 pumps are located across the country? Or how close those pumps are to the biorefineries that produce the ethanol?
Go to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to view an interactive map that answers those questions.

Using data provided in part by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), this new map plots the location every E85 station and ethanol biorefinery across the country (as well as under construction facilities). NREL’s map also includes locations for propane, hydrogen, and other alternative fueling facilities across the country. 

This map clearly shows that ethanol is expanding beyond the traditional markets of the Midwest.
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COMMENTS (3 Comments)

We lost 1/2 of our owner operator pork productin in 1998 when corn was $1.55/bushel and another 1/2 or more of the remaining owner operators in 2001 when corn was $1.65/bushel. We did not blame ethanol then and we should not blame it now. The terrible situation in the current livestock industry is shared by the ethanol industry. The culprit in all instances is overexpansion during profitable periods causing low revenue that drives livestock (and ethanol) producers out of business.It was $135 crude oil and unregulated hedge/index funds utilizing the swaps loophole that drove commodity futures prices to levels that were not good for producers, endusers, elevators, or the consumer. Paul Gorman
6:53 PM Jun 17th
Use it to heat our houses with corn furnaces.
3:47 AM Jun 10th
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