GASOHOL FROM GRAIN--THE ECONOMIC ISSUES
Proposals for using fermentation alcohol from grains as a motor fuel supplement raise questions regarding its economic feasibility. These proposals originate from the desire of farm groups to develop an added market for grains and coincide with the Nation's desire to find alternatives to petroleum fuels. This study is a preliminary economic assessment of introducing a national gasohol program. A national program would require the production of 10 billion gallons of ethanol to mix with 90 billion gallons of gasoline to produce 100 billion gallons of gasohol annually.
- Sponsored in part by Committee on the Budget (U.S. House). Task Force on Physical Resources.
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United States House of RepresentativesCommittee on the Budget
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- Publication Date: 1978-1-19
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohols; Alternatives analysis; Automobiles; Economic analysis; Economics; Ethanol; Ethylenes; Feasibility analysis; Fermentation; Gasoline; Grain; Methanol; Motor fuels; Petroleum
- Subject Areas: Economics; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- Accession Number: 00181216
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: AGERSF-21 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM