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History of Ethanol. 1908 - Ethanol use as a automotive fuel Ford’s Model T was modified to run on gasoline or ethanol 1920’s – Standard oil marketed 25% ethanol gasoline 1938 – Alcohol plant in Atchison, Kansas Produced 18 million gallons per year

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history of ethanol
History of Ethanol
  • 1908 - Ethanol use as a automotive fuel
    • Ford’s Model T was modified to run on gasoline or ethanol
  • 1920’s – Standard oil marketed 25% ethanol gasoline
  • 1938 – Alcohol plant in Atchison, Kansas
    • Produced 18 million gallons per year
    • Supplied 2000 service stations in Midwest.
  • 1940’s – After World War II ethanol industry collapses
  • 1970’s – Renewed interest in ethanol
    • Middle East oil embargo & Lead phased out of gasoline
    • Gasohol market by oil companies – 10% ethanol, 90% gas
  • 1978 – Federal subsidy – production jumps from 10 to 175 MGY
  • 2006 – U.S. production reaches 4.8 billion gallons per year

US Ethanol Production