Ethanol

ethanol_nozzle_onEthanol is a renewable fuel made from corn and other plant materials. The use of ethanol is widespread—almost all gasoline in the U.S. contains ethanol in a low-level blend. Ethanol is also available as E85—a high-level ethanol blend—for use in flexible fuel vehicles. Kentucky Corn Growers offer funding to every new retail site and almost every gallon of gasoline in Kentucky contains 10% ethanol (E10).  Kentucky produces 40 million gallons of ethanol, and 12 million bushels of corn are used to produce fuel ethanol in Kentucky. The commonwealth is also investigating the use of biomass and algae for fuel ethanol production.