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97% of gasoline sold in Kentucky is blended with 10% ethanol.

All racing vehicles will be using E15 at Kentucky Speedway July 7-9

Distillers grains are a
​co-product of ethanol production and are sold as livestock feed.  

Ethanol

Ethanol Projects in Kentucky

Quick Facts

Ethanol is also known as ethyl alcohol. 

KyCorn supports the Owensboro Community and Technical College E85 Cobra conversion project to help promote OCTC's alternative fuels auto technician training program

Ford's 1908 Model-T was designed to operate on ethanol.  

Most of the ethanol made in Kentucky and the United States is made from field corn.

Ethanol is a common alcohol made by fermenting the sugar and starch components of renewable plant materials by using yeast. Humans discovered ethanol not long after they figured out how to put fire to good use.


Today, ethanol is used in food and beverages, manufacturing processes, industrial products, and as a fuel. Ethanol can be found in most all of the gasoline sold in Kentucky and the United States because it burns cleaner and boosts engine performance.


Learn how ETHANOL IS MADE in Kentucky


Learn how ETHANOL IS USED in Kentucky


Learn where to BUY ETHANOL in Kentucky

About 40 million gallons of fuel ethanol are produced annually in the commonwealth.