Ethanol Plant

The ethanol plant can range in size from a backyard operation to a full fledged factory where ethanol is processed out of the resources need to make ethanol. This is merely a technicality in naming to indicate a production location where a specific BATF license is needed. But the focus of this article is more in keeping with the kind of plant you would think of when you read or hear the words 'ethanol plant'. A large scale production process intended to distribute ethanol fuel to consumers in order to make a profit. It can be important to know about ethanol plants if you are interested in working at one, or you are researching the advantages of ethanol, or the disadvantages of ethanol. The ethanol production process that takes place within a plant can ultimately serve to harm or help the environment, so if it is your goal to promote environmental awareness, you should be aware of the different kinds of plants and the processes they use when making ethanol.

Ethanol Plant Locations

Ethanol plants can be located anywhere, and there are ethanol plant locations all across the U.S. Locations under construction are becoming operational, as ethanol expansion is on the rise. Be wary of ethanol plants located near food crops, and even if not it is important to learn about how the ethanol is produced by a given plant before you support or reject a given ethanol plant. Plants that make ethanol from foodstuffs are generally the frequent target of attacks against ethanol production (not physically, but argumentatively), as there is much evidence to support the failure of food based ethanol production. Not only are these ethanol plants supposedly doing more harm than good, but they are likely to fail (if these suppositions are correct).

Cellulosic Ethanol Plants

Cellulosic Ethanol Plants are makers of cellulose based ethanol. These plants have promise. Cellulosic ethanol is discussed all over this website. So working for, investing in, or simply promoting a cellulose ethanol plant by word of mouth is the right decision to make when it comes time to act or speak. This is the kind of ethanol plant we can have hope and faith in fighting the good fight!

Ethanol Plants

Ethanol plants are either a boon or bane to the environment depending upon which process they use. Gasification and cellulose method oriented plants boast the potential to do right by mother nature. Starch based plants do not carry the same kind of appeal. Its important to be aware of the difference because the subject of ethanol as an environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline is not black and white. This subject certainly has its share of gray areas, but it is the point of this website to distinguish the black, white and gray in the hopes of making ethanol part of our future (or at least, making it the right way), and so an ethanol plant can be the embodiment of either the love of mother nature or the volience against her.

  • Make ethanol. A page about why you should make ethanol.
  • How to make ethanol. Self explanatory
  • Making ethanol. What actually happens?
  • Ethanol Free Gasoline. A bogus catchphrase for those who are either thoughtlessly or intentionally anti-green in the interest of making a buck.
  • Ethanol Plants. Learn about ethanol plants and what kind of plants exist.
  • Ethanol Trading. What will the market say about ethanol trading in years to come?
  • Ethanol stills. A page about the heart of ethanol making: the ethanol still
  • Ethanol production. Learn about the production process
  • Ethanol Prices. Learn about the state and progression of ethanol prices
  • Ethanol Fuel. Find out what's so great about this fuel anyway?
  • Ethanol Expansion. Information about the business of making ethanol
  • Ethanol Distilliation. Learn about the process of making the 'soup' into fuel
  • Ethanol Cars. Is your car capable of handling pure ethanol? Find out here!
  • E85 Conversion. If your car can't handle ethanol, learn here how to convert it.
  • Disadvantages of ethanol. No solution is perfect, but ethanol deserves a chance.
  • Corn Ethanol. Good idea, bad raw material.
  • Cellulosic Ethanol. Good idea, GOOD raw material.
  • Biofuel subsidies. An example of how corn ethanol is not the ethanol of choice.
  • E85. All about how to become a part of the green revolution!
  • Homemade Ethanol. Get a little more educated on how to properly prepare to make homemade ethanol, including safety precautions and the process.
  • Methanol Fuel Production. Learn about the production of ethanol's 'cousin'!
  • Ethanol Safety. Some safety precautions to consider when handling ethanol and ethanol production related chemicals.