Category Archives: Ethanol

A FARMER’S BLACK FRIDAY

I have studied every Black Friday ad, made my list, and checked it twice.  I find some thrill in getting pushed around to save a few bucks.  It is often crazy this time of year, running about trying to find … Continue reading

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FRUSTRATION WITH BIASED MEDIA REPORTING

The buzz around the IL Corn office is this Associated Press article released on Tuesday.  We have reporters calling the office wanting comments.  We have farmers calling the office asking us to please do something.  We have frustration in the … Continue reading

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THE POWER TO CHOOSE: FLEX FUELS FOR THE FUTURE

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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND SAVES MONEY TOO!

Ethanol. About 96 percent of all gasoline sold in the United States is blended with some percentage of ethanol. What exactly is ethanol you might ask? And why does it affect me? Let’s take a look. Ethanol is an alcohol made … Continue reading

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SERIOUSLY, CHICAGO TRIBUNE?

Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune published a poorly written and poorly researched editorial about ethanol. Though we are never shocked by the Tribune’s liberal use of the word unbiased, we did feel that the claims made in the article bear some … Continue reading

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WE GROW IT, WE USE IT!

Ethanol is always a good choice if you are concerned about the environment, energy security, and even buying local! Illinois grows it, you should use it!

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SHOOT IT STRAIGHT VIDEO CONTEST FINALISTS

We received a lot of great videos for the Shoot it Straight Video Contest and have narrowed it down to these four finalists.  Vote for your favorite (you can vote once a day) and let us know who you want … Continue reading

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WHERE DOES ALL THE CORN GO?

From domestic use in ethanol fuels to feeding the world abroad, corn has a global reach.  

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HUMANITY CAN HANDLE E15

In case you missed it last week, here is the latest video from our office: This video is the perfect marriage of entertaining and effective. Making E-15 available to consumers at gas stations does not put motorcyclists at a higher … Continue reading

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HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE: THERE’S A REASON WE’RE USING ETHANOL

I know for the vast majority of Americans, corn-based ethanol seems like a new thing.  It’s not. In fact, the first cars made by Henry Ford ran on a corn alcohol fuel.  Though we didn’t call it ethanol back then, … Continue reading

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