Gas From Grass: Biofuels

The supply chain of fuel for automotive and trucking in the U.S. has long relied on the oil and gas industry to keep engines running and wheels turning. However, the history of automotive fuels began with ethanol, a biofuel, as the primary fuel source. Henry Ford’s first vehicles were fueled with ethanol and Mr. Ford was a strong advocate of the development of a biofuel supply stream. The process of converting raw vegetation into ethanol is well understood and utilized extensively. Today’s petroleum products at the gas pump include many…

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