Flipbook Sources & Methodology

Growth Energy Flipbook

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.

  1. Fueling the United States: EIA Petroleum Supply Monthly using 2010 data. Adjusted to reflect API gravity gasoline yields.
  2. Renewable Fuel Standard: Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), EPA
  3. Cellulosic Ethanol: NREL (hi-res jpg)
  4. Future Ethanol Production: Industry data
  5. Historical Average: U.S. Corn Yields: USDA, ERS
  6. Where Does America's Corn Go: USDA, ERS Feed Grains Database
  7. Small Impact: USDA, ERS, FAS
  8. Your Dollar at the Grocery Store: ERS/USDA, Food Dollar Series; Industry Analysis.
  9. 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.
  10. Ethanol: Fuel and Food: Industry Analysis, USDA, EIA
  11. Environmental Advancements: BESS version 2008.3.0, Liska and Cassman, Industry Analysis
  12. Indirect Land Use Change: National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
  13. Efficiency Gaines: Argonne National Laboratory, USDA
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. The World According to Oil: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2010