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Ethanol has been made since prehistoric times. It is made by the fermentation of sugars. Corn, potatoes, wheat and other plants can be used to make ethanol.

Small scale Home ethanol production

Paul Warrens site, now maintained by his daughter, is a very good site loaded with info.

Journey to Forever has a book, put out by Mother Earth News, online. It is a very good guide to small scale ethanol production. 

"The official website of the American Coalition for Ethanol. ACE is the grassroots voice of the ethanol industry, a membership-based association dedicated to the use and production of ethanol. " 

The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition is a web site funded by the Department of Energy Clean Cities  Program to promote the use of  85% ethanol blended with gasoline (E85) fuel. 

Governors" Ethanol Coalition

"In September 1991, Nebraska's governor asked other governors interested in creating a group devoted to the promotion and increased use of ethanol to join him in Lincoln, Nebraska. From that meeting, the Governors' Ethanol Coalition emerged. Membership in the Coalition doubled from nine to 19 states during the first year. Membership as of January 2006 stands at 32 states with international representatives from Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Sweden and Thailand." 

Ethanol Producers and Consumers, EPAC, is a nonprofit organization compossed of members that include businesses, organizations and individuals in 26 states and 3 foreign countries. 

Journey to Forever has some exellent resources on ethanol. 

National Corn Growers Association has a portion of their site devoted to ethanol promotion. 

As the national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) promotes policies, regulations and research and development initiatives that will lead to the increased production and use of fuel ethanol. 

 Badger State Ethanol, LLC is operating a dry-mill ethanol production facility in Monroe, Wisconsin. The plant started production mid- October, 2002 with a name-plate capacity of 40 million gallons of ethanol and 128,000 tons of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) each year. Since startup, the plant has continued to increase production up in excess of 50 million gallons of ethanol per year. 

Pacific Ethanol Inc. A west coast ethanol producer 

Illinois Corn Marketing Board  (ICMB) cooperated on the development of a new, free internet-based tool to help  corn growers, entrepreneurs and investors assess the potential for investing in an ethanol plant in their area of Illinois. 

"The Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshopsm & Expo (FEW)sm has a long history of creating a forum for industry to exchange valuable information and ideas to help improve ethanol production and operations. This exchange enables the ethanol industry to play a more vital role in supplying sustainable renewable fuels to markets worldwide. "  

<>Minnesota Depatment of Agriculture's info on Minnesota's Ethanol Program

The Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA), established in 1978, is a grassroots organization of farmer-members dedicated to increasing the profitability of corn production by: developing and expanding corn markets, collecting and distributing information, building coalitions with organizations and industries, and participating in the governmental process. 

Ford Motor Companie's page on ethanol vehicles.