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Midwestern Ethanol Innovation: Maximizing Process Efficiency and Carbon Reduction

An extension of our work with the MGA Advanced Transportation Fuels Advisory Group, this new white paper provides an overview of opportunities for improving efficiency and environmental performance at corn ethanol plants. Starting with a description of the ethanol production process, we then provide a menu of practices and technologies that can be implemented to reduce energy use, costs and greenhouse gas emissions. We also provide examples of plants that are currently using these practices. While progress on ethanol  innovation is being made, there remains a large opportunity for broader adoption of these strategies.