Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. produces quality ethanol for use in cleaner burning ethanol-blended gasolines.
Using ethanol as an alternative provides excellent benefits to consumers, taxpayers, the economy and the environment. Significant opportunities exist for fuel ethanol to grow in importance as a motor fuel component in the 21st century as countries around the world look to ethanol-blended gasolines to reduce air pollution in their most polluted cities. Ethanol production will continue to increase as the U.S. looks at alternative fuels to help reduce our country's dependence on imported energy, which improves the balance of trade and keeps jobs at home.
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Ethanol is a domestic, renewable fuel that is used as a high-quality octane enhancer and, as an oxygenate, capable of reducing air pollution and improving automobile performance. We expect ethanol-blends to account for more than 90 percent of total U.S. gasoline supply in 2011. Since the late 1970s, ethanol production has been growing rapidly. By the end of 2010, annual ethanol capicty in the U.S. had grown to 14.0 billion gallons per year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers ozone to be the most widespread air pollution problem. Ethanol is widely used in reformulated gasolines sold in urban cities that fail to meet public health standards for ozone. Since ethanol contains oxygen, it contributes to a cleaner, more efficient combustion of gasoline, which results in lower carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from automobiles. Ethanol-blended gasolines reduce CO emissions up to 25 percent. Ethanol can also be used to help reduce ozone-forming emissions, particulates and nitrogen oxides from gasoline.
Advantages of Using Ethanol
- A domestic, safe source of energy
- A renewable source of clean burning fuel, reducing carbon monoxide emissions and greenhouse gases
- An economic octane enhancer and oxygenate
- Creates an increased demand for corn
- Provides more than 238,000 American jobs
- Stimulates rural economies
Certified Quality...From Start to Finish
Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. guarantees high quality standards on all its products. Our laboratory and product testing facility is another area in which we take pride for our quality assurance standards. To stay competitive and meet customer requirements in the world market, we are committed to being a world class company and producing world class quality products.