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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Committee on the Budget (U.S. House). Task Force on Physical Resources.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Economics, Statistics and Cooperatives Service

    Independence Avenue, Between 12th and 14th Streets, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20250

    United States House of Representatives

    Committee on the Budget
    Washington, DC  United States  20515
  • Publication Date: 1978-1-19

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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