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VeraSun Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Washington, DC – The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today congratulates VeraSun Energy on celebrating the ribbon-cutting and open house at their newest facility in Albion, Nebraska. VeraSun Albion is a 110 million gallon per year ethanol biorefinery that will use 39 million bushels of corn to produce ethanol and 350,000 tons of distillers grains annually.
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Today’s celebrations reflect their continued commitment to help decrease America’s dangerous dependence on foreign oil from increasingly hostile sources.
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The facility will add an estimated 168 new jobs and $31.7 million in new economic activity to the surrounding Albion community.

Currently, 147 ethanol biorefineries nationwide have a capacity to produce more than 8.5 billion gallons annually. Additionally, 55 construction projects and 6 expansions are underway that will add an additional 5 billion gallons of new production capacity.
 

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With at least 13 billion gallons of ethanol produced a year, mandating E5 or E10 sounds like a better proposition than trying to switch to E85.
Ive argued before that they should push the use of E fuels across the board starting low and going up to E20.

At that point Im not sure as to where they should go from there as the cars today cant handle more then E20 fuels without hurting the vehicles systems.
 

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With at least 13 billion gallons of ethanol produced a year, mandating E5 or E10 sounds like a better proposition than trying to switch to E85.
E85 is the better way. With E5 or E10 you’re stuck with using the cars we have now. Once E85 becomes common enough GM can start building cars that take full advantage of E85's high octane (it lets engines run far higher compression) getting rid of the fuel economy penally that comes from running Ethanol.

Or in other words an engine built to run on 87 octane is never going to be able to take full advantage of 105 octane E85.
 
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