Ethanol Facts

Fill up on the facts about ethanol.

Made from American corn, ethanol is a clean-burning, high-octane fuel that increases our nation's fuel supply and is made from a renewable resource we grow right here at home.

Ethanol is making a significant and positive impact on energy security, economic vitality and our environment. Ethanol is not the only answer to America’s energy challenges, but it’s one solution that is working for all of us. Working well—and working now.

Start Your Search Engines You can discover the basic facts about ethanol here. If you want to dig more deeply, visit the websites under “Learn More” to get solid, reliable and science-based information about ethanol.




The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) helps provide for a strong and stable ethanol industry.

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Jobs & The Economy


Ethanol production is a domestic energy industry, creating jobs and economic vitality all across America.

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Food and Fuel


U.S. corn farmers are producing more than enough corn for all uses. Some corn is even held over for the next year.

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Energy Security


Ethanol has dramatically reduced the size of the checks America writes to foreign oil suppliers.

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