Ethanol

Ethanol (which is also called ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol, and abbreviated as EtOH) is an alcohol-based alternative fuel that is blended with gasoline to produce a fuel with a higher octane rating and fewer harmful emissions than unblended gasoline. Ethanol is produced by fermenting and distilling grains such as corn, barley and wheat. Another form of ethanol, called bioethanol, can be made from many types of trees and grasses, although the process is more difficult. Ethanol production supports farmers and creates domestic jobs. And because ethanol is produced domestically, from domestically grown crops, it reduces U.S. dependence on foreign oil and increases the nation’s energy independence.

Overall, ethanol is considered to be better for the environment than gasoline. Ethanol-fueled vehicles produce lower carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide emissions, and the same or lower levels of hydrocarbon and oxides of nitrogen emissions. E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, also has fewer volatile components than gasoline, which means fewer emissions from evaporation. Adding ethanol to gasoline in lower percentages, such as 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline (E10), reduces carbon monoxide emissions from the gasoline and improves fuel octane.

Flexible fuel vehicles that can use E85 are widely available and come in many different styles from most major auto manufacturers. E85 is also widely available at a growing number of stations throughout the United States. Flexible fuel vehicles have the advantage of being able to use E85, gasoline, or a combination of the two, giving drivers the flexibility to choose the fuel that is most readily available and best suited to their needs.

Ethanol production supports farmers and creates domestic jobs. And because ethanol is produced domestically, from domestically grown crops, it reduces U.S. dependence on foreign oil and increases the nation’s energy independence.

Learn more about ethanol:  40 Facts About Ethanol

Highwater Ethanol, LLC. is located 1 mile west of Lamberton, MN along US Hwy 14 and the Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad. Along with producing the 50 million gallons of ethanol, Highwater Ethanol produces 160,000 tons of DDG {Dried Distillers Grains}. A portion of the distiller grains will be available as wet-cake for local livestock producers.

Highwater Ethanol, LLC
24500 US Highway 14
Lamberton, MN 56152

Office 507-752-6160
Fax 507-752-6162
Email info@highwaterethanol.com

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Dr. Kyle Pankonin, Lamberton

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