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News last update:6 Aug 2012

US ethanol industry continues to grow

The ethanol industry continues to grow in the United States. The Renewable Fuels Association says ethanol production and demand set records in January.

US ethanol production in January was 488.1 million gallons or 375,000 barrels per day. Ethanol use in January was 539 million gallons or 414,000 barrels per day. The US imported 44.4 million gallons of the renewable fuel in the month.

As of the end of January, there were 114 ethanol biorefineries in the US with an annual production capacity of 5.6 billion gallons. There are 80 more refineries and seven expansions under construction, which will add another 6 billion gallons of capacity.

Related website:
Renewable Fuels Association

Related folder:
Dossier AllAbout Bio Energy

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