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Ethanol Facts

    1. One bushel of corn can produce at least 2.8 gallons of ethanol, 17 pounds of DDGS and 0.4 pounds of non-edible corn oil.
    2. In 2011, thanks to ethanol, the U.S. needed to import 485 million fewer barrels of oil which equates to 49.7 billion dollars.
    3. One acre of corn can produce enough ethanol to run a car for approximately 72,000 miles using E10 Unleaded.
    4. One third of every bushel of corn used for ethanol is returned to the feed market.
    5. In 2011, the U.S. Ethanol industry helped support more than 400,000 jobs.
    6. In 2011, ethanol use in the U.S. reduced tailpipe CO2-equivalent emissions by 25.3 million metric tons equivalent to the emissions of 4 million vehicles.
    7. For every 28.3 gallons of ethanol used, one less barrel of oil is needed.
    8. The blending of 10% ethanol increases the octane rating of gasoline by an average three points.
    9. Ethanol guards against gas line freeze by absorbing moisture that may get in your car’s tank during winter.
    10. Ethanol-blended fuels are approved under the warranties of auto manufacturers marketing vehicles in the U.S. today.
    11. With a 113 octane rating, ethanol is the highest performance fuel on the market and keeps today's high compression engines running smoothly.

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