Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol, is a colorless liquid produced by fermenting carbohydrates found in a number of different types of grains, such as corn, wheat and sorghum, and other cellulosic matter found in plants. Most of the ethanol produced in the United States is made from corn because it contains large quantities of carbohydrates that convert into glucose more easily than most other kinds of biomass, can be handled efficiently and is in greater supply than other grains. One bushel, or 56 pounds, of corn, produces approximately 2.8 gallons of ethanol, 16.5 pounds of distiller grains and 0.6 pounds of corn oil. Outside of the Unites States, sugarcane is the primary feedstock used in ethanol production.
The United States ethanol industry is supported by federal and state legislation and regulation. For example, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which was signed into law in December 2007, significantly increased the prior national RFS. Under the national RFS, the mandated use of all renewable fuels rises incrementally in succeeding years and peaks at 36.0 billion gallons by 2022. Under the national RFS, approximately 13.6 billion gallons in 2014 and 14.5 billion gallons in 2015 were required from conventional, or corn-based, ethanol. Under the national RFS, 14.4 billion gallons are required from conventional ethanol in 2016. The national RFS allows the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, to adjust the annual requirement based on certain facts.
The largest ethanol producers in the United States are Archer Daniels Midland Compan ...
Table of Contents
2019-2024 Global Ethanol Consumption Market Report
1 Scope of the Report
1.1 Market Introduction
1.2 Research Objectives
1.3 Years Considered
1.4 Market Research Methodology
1.5 Economic Indicators
1.6 Currency Considered
2 Executive Summary
2.1 World Market Overview
2.1.1 Global Ethanol Consumption 2014-2024
2.1.2 Ethanol Consumption CAGR by Region
2.2 Ethanol Segment by Type
2.2.1 Corn Based Ethanol
2.2.2 Cellulosic Ethanol
2.3 Ethanol Consumption by Type
2.3.1 Global Ethanol Consumption Market Share by Type (2014-2019)
2.3.2 Global Ethanol Revenue and Market Share by Type (2014-2019)
2.3.3 Global Ethanol Sale Price by Type (2014-2019)
2.4 Ethanol Segment by Application
2.5 Ethanol Consumption by Application
2.5.1 Global Ethanol Consumption Market Share by Application (2014-2019)
2.5.2 Global Eth ...