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Is Ethanol An Efficient Gasoline Additive?

VeraSun Energy's new Bloomingburg ethanol production facility
April 21, 2008

There’s a new refinery in Bloomingburg, Ohio. It’s an ethanol plant just outside the village of 900 people. Much of the major ingredient for producing ethanol – corn – will come from area farms. But there’s an ongoing debate about whether the energy used to produce ethanol makes it an efficient gasoline additive.

Corn Harvest Going Well In Fayette Co., OH

September 24, 2007

Driving the back roads of Ohio may take a little longer this time of year. Farm machinery is headed to and from the field as trucks haul the harvest into town. The wind is whipping up dried corn leaves too, another sign that the corn harvest is underway. In Fayette County, southwest of Columbus, farmers might have a good crop year in spite of a shortage of rainfall.

Ohio Farmers Help Meet Ethanol Demand

An ethanol plant under construction near Bloomingburg, OH. The demand for corn is boosting prices.
April 9, 2007

Ohio farmers apparently will follow a national trend this spring. They say they’ll plant about 15% more acres in corn this year — a move spurred mostly by the demand for ethanol. But some Fayette County farmers have been rethinking their spring planting decisions.