U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

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    U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    The article contains a mistake. There are 42 gallons in a barrel of ethanol. The last paragraph quoted below should read 9.4 billion gallons, not barrels. The rest of the references to barrels is correct.

    On a related note, another 4.3 billion gallons worth of capacity are under construction, so this story will repeat itself next year.

    U.S. ethanol production rises 10 pct in May - EIA

    NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol production in May jumped 10 percent from April as the growing fleet of distilleries boosted output, a government report said.

    U.S. ethanol output rose 1,675,000 barrels to 18,543,000 barrels in May, the latest month for which data was available, the Energy Information Administration said on Monday.
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    U.S. ethanol capacity has risen about 46 percent since July 2007 to more than 9.4 billion barrels per year as the government gave the industry generous incentives in an effort to reduce dependence on foreign oil.
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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    That would last the United States roughly over 10 days or 2.73% of our petroleum consumption.

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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    We are getting there.

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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    Keep it coming Hoosier.......
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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    cool. where are the pumps?

    or the e85 conversion?
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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion2.3H View Post
    That would last the United States roughly over 10 days or 2.73% of our petroleum consumption.
    The Untied States consumed 142 billion gallons of gasoline in 2007. source Therefore, 9.4 billion gallons of ethanol displaced 6.2% of the gasoline the Untied States would otherwise consume. (This does not include diesel fuel.)

    If demand for gasoline continues to fall, once all of the ethanol plants under construction are on line next year, ethanol will come close to displacing 9% of the gasoline. That is over one month's worth of fuel for the year.

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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion2.3H View Post
    That would last the United States roughly over 10 days or 2.73% of our petroleum consumption.
    Next year it will be 15 days, and the year after that. . .

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    Question Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion2.3H View Post
    That would last the United States roughly over 10 days or 2.73% of our petroleum consumption.
    ???

    U.S. motor gasoline supplied April (includes E10 and E85)
    9117000 barrels/day

    751600000/42/31 = 577265 bbls/day of ethanol supplied April(import+domes.)

    49400000/42/31 = 37942 bbls/day of ethanol imported April

    577265/9117000 = 6.33% of motor fuel supplied to market in Apr. is ethanol

    (577265-37942)/9117000 = 5.92% of motor fuel supplied to market in Apr. is domestic ethanol

    http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pe...s_mbblpd_m.htm
    http://www.ethanolrfa.org/industry/statistics/#B
    http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pe...nus_mbbl_m.htm

    If 10% monthly increases were sustainable, in one year, US ethanol production would be 1692626 bbls/day or 18.6% of motor fuel consumed. At a 5% monthly growth rate it is 10.6%.
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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by chakis24 View Post
    cool. where are the pumps?

    or the e85 conversion?
    Is it really needed everywhere and on every car? Ethanol can be mixed with regular gas to something like 10% without damaging regular cars. This and the existing pumps and current E85 models means all the ethanol can be used without more pumps.

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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    Please stop making that stuff!! It is so bad for the Earth!! 1700 gallons of water are needed to make one gallon of E85! Also it takes 1/3 of corn production to make the stuff. Better yet, your car will get less fuel miles. Chevy says on their website, that the Impala will get 30 mpg on gas and only 20 mpg on the other stuff!! It has no good sides! I want corn to eat and water to drink, not to make my car car just a few miles!!

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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    Reduce our foreign oil dependence and dig our own grave. As it stands today, I highly doubt ethanol technology is the solution.

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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by redimpss5 View Post
    Please stop making that stuff!! It is so bad for the Earth!! 1700 gallons of water are needed to make one gallon of E85! Also it takes 1/3 of corn production to make the stuff. Better yet, your car will get less fuel miles. Chevy says on their website, that the Impala will get 30 mpg on gas and only 20 mpg on the other stuff!! It has no good sides! I want corn to eat and water to drink, not to make my car car just a few miles!!
    It does not take 1/3 of corn production to make the Ethanol we're producing today

    Ethanol production is not taking any corn off your plate

    Ethanol prouction is not directly related to any increase in the price of corn (speculators certainly are).

    The corn used for ethanol is feed corn, which is normally used to feed livestock. What's a major byproduct of ethanol production? Livestock feed! It's nutritionally very simlar to corn, except higher in protien, and CHEAPER!

    Combine the increased production of corn in the US with the increased demand due to distillation and we we still have a growing surplus of corn.

    And your 1700 gallons of water per gallon of ethanol is more than just a little off. Try 3-5 gallons for turning corn into ethanol.

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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by D C View Post
    ...And your 1700 gallons of water per gallon of ethanol is more than just a little off. Try 3-5 gallons for turning corn into ethanol.
    ...Not to mention the water does not just disappear.
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    Re: U.S. ethanol production capacity up 46% from year ago: now 9.4 billion gallons

    Quote Originally Posted by usa1 View Post
    Is it really needed everywhere and on every car? Ethanol can be mixed with regular gas to something like 10% without damaging regular cars. This and the existing pumps and current E85 models means all the ethanol can be used without more pumps.

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    85% is alot more than 10%. and i cant put e85 in my truck- because there are no pumps and there isnt a conversion for my truck (i want one backed by gm). itd be nice to be able to fill up with e85- but its not possible.

    a 20 mpg car running e85 uses less gasoline than a car that gets 40 mpg on straight gas. because the car on e85 goes 20 miles on .15 gallons of gasoline and .85 gallons of ethanol AND that ethanol is homegrown in the US.
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