Flipbook Sources & Methodology
Take a look at why ethanol is America's Fuel. The charts and statistics in this flip book demonstrate how ethanol can help fuel the United States and create a cleaner, greener future.
Numbers refer to flipbook pages.
- Fueling the United States: EIA Petroleum Supply Monthly using 2010 data. Adjusted to reflect API gravity gasoline yields.
- Renewable Fuel Standard: Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), EPA
- Cellulosic Ethanol: NREL (hi-res jpg)
- Future Ethanol Production: Industry data
- Historical Average: U.S. Corn Yields: USDA, ERS
- Where Does America's Corn Go: USDA, ERS Feed Grains Database
- Small Impact: USDA, ERS, FAS
- Your Dollar at the Grocery Store: ERS/USDA, Food Dollar Series; Industry Analysis.
- Food Transit Costs: USDA, EIA and Nebraska Corn Board. Based on April 2011 prices, with corn at $6.40 per bushel and diesel at $4.06 per gallon.
- Ethanol: Fuel and Food: Industry Analysis, USDA, EIA
- Environmental Advancements: BESS version 2008.3.0, Liska and Cassman, Industry Analysis
- Indirect Land Use Change: National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
- Efficiency Gaines: Argonne National Laboratory, USDA
- A Good Investment for America: GAO, Cardno Entrix, Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the United States, 2011; USDA; Farm Commodity programs cost $16.9 billion in 2006 and $6.8 billion in 2010; Iowa State University — based on 25 cents per gallon savings on average over the past decade.
- Hidden Costs of Oil: Friends of the Earth. Based on total tax breaks, royalty relief and research and development studies of over $32.9 billion in the next 5 years; Department of Defense; Energy Information Administration. Based on 2008 U.S. consumption levels of 4.6 billion barrels of imported oil and the EIA's 2008 average price per barrel of $99.55.
- The World According to Oil: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2010