Where's the Demand for Ethanol?

April 23, 2019 03:17 PM

AgDay's Clinton Griffiths talks to Brian Splitt of AgMarket.net about the pressures facing the ethanol industry and what it will take to turn things around.

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Bennington, NE
4/25/2019 02:17 PM

  Yes ethanol has less energy than gasoline. But ethanol keeps money in the United States economy and we don't have to rely on countries that hate us for a valuable resource such as oil. Plus corn is a renewable resource, and is continually grown with the environment in mind. Ethanol is not the problem is people not being informed.

Madison, WI
4/24/2019 05:25 PM

  Ethanol is THE problem.. add 10% to our gasoline and get 10% poorer fuel mileage. A no-brainer that we then use the same gallons of fuel per mile with or without the added ethanol. On top of that, we pay more for the fuel (+ 20 cents per gallon) without the ethanol. And to add, the ethanol fuel is less stable in storage so of poorer quality fuel when added. Consumers are being shafted.. and know it but can't do anything about it as the "poor" farmers need something to hold the corn prices up.. very false economy.

Granite City, IL
4/24/2019 09:06 PM

  Amen Buck. And if you think Ethanol is shafting consumers, you ought to take a look at the U.S. Sugar Program. Shafting is too nice a word for that one.


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