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 Market Price quote for Ethanol
(Most recent market data from Ino.com - provided by the North Mid-continent Region Petroleum Technology Transfer Council)



Kansas wind, ethanol industries ride through a rough patch ahead
(Wichita Eagle, Feb 27, 2015)

Koch unit buys ethanol plant in Georgia
(Wichita Eagle, Feb. 2, 2015)

Biofuel industry renews push to make ethanol from plant waste
(Wichita Eagle, November 11, 2013)

Omaha grain trader Scoular reopens Kansas ethanol plant
(Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 25, 2013)

Obama-backed ethanol policies 'raping the land'
(Topeka Capital Journal, Nov. 4, 2013)

Octane change not a bonanza for Nebraska ethanol plants
(Lincoln Journal-Star, Aug. 27, 2013)

Lawrence gas station owner gets caught up in national battle with Big Oil over future of ethanol
(Lawrence Journal World, June 12, 2013)

Insight: Ethanol lobby sees red over a yellow gas hose in Kansas
(Reuters, June 10, 2013)

Corn pricing affected by global warming, federal mandates not helping, study finds
(Christian Science Monitor, April 23, 2012)

Reno County still evaluating E-85 fuel use
(Hutchinson News, May 25, 2011)

Scoular Company to resurrect Gateway ethanol plant
(Pratt Tribune, Feb. 16, 2011)

Ag company buys Pratt ethanol plant
(Hutchinson News, Feb. 16, 2011)

Group seeks repeal of sorghum tax
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Jan. 31, 2011)

Ethanol benefits debated
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 5, 2009)

Kansas blender pump program becomes permanent
(Ethanol Producer Magazine, Feb. 6, 2009)

Pratt firm to be sold
(Hutchinson News, Oct. 29, 2008)

Price of grain halts grinding at plant
(Pratt Tribune, February 27, 2008)

More news


Abouhalkah: New study - Ethanol is worst form of renewable energy
(Topeka Capital Journal, Dec. 19, 2008)

Commentary: The other side of ethanol
(Freeport (Ill.) Journal Standard, March 10, 2007)

Editorial: The Price of Corn
(The New York Times, Feb. 6, 2007)
(Registration required)

Polansky: Ethanol production must adhere to state's water rules
(Wichita Eagle, Feb. 1, 2007)

Ethanol: Blessing or bane?
(Kansas City Star, October 30, 2006)
(Registration required)


newMap of ethanol and biodiesel activity in Kansas
(PDF-450 kb), Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture, Sept. 2012.

Map of ethanol and biodiesel activity in Kansas
(PDF-450 kb), Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture, June 2011.

Map of operating and idled ethanol and biodiesel plants in Kansas
(PDF-450 kb), Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture, June 2011.

Map of Existing and Proposed ethanol projects in Kansas, (PDF-457 kb)
Source: KEIN, Nov. 2006.

Map of Kansas E85 and biodiesel fueling stations, (PDF-175 kb)
Source: KEC Chart Book, Dec. 2006.

Kansas Ethanol Information - Kansas Grains - Producers, retailers, and other info

DTN Ethanol Center, Information on locations, markets and more

Ethanol from Biomass (PDF) Governors' Ethanol Coalition - April 2005

The Fuel Retailers Ethanol Guide - Kansas Grains - June 2005

Kansas E-85 Information - Kansas Grains - E85 retailers, list of flex-fuel auto's, more

National Agricultural Statistics Service - Kansas - USDA

On-line Publications


Morris, David, & J. Brondum, Does Ethanol Use Result in More Air Pollution?, Institute for Local-Self Reliance, September 2000


newLiska, A. J., et al., Improvements in Life Cycle Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Ethanol, Journal of Industrial Ecology,  2008

Shapouri, H., J.A. Duffield, & M. Wang, The Energy Balance of Corn Ethanol: An Update, USDA Agricultural Economics Report No. 814. 16 p, July 2002

Shapouri, H., J.A. Duffield, & M.S. Grabosiki, Estimating the Net Energy Balance of Corn Ethanol, USDA Agricultural Economics Report No. 721. 24 p, July 1995

Lorenz, David & D. Morris, How Much Energy Does It Take to Make a Gallon of Ethanol?, Institute for Local-Self Reliance, August 1995

Delucchi, Mark A., Lifecycle Energy Use, Greenhouse-Gas Emissions, and Air Pollution from the Use of Transportation Fuels and Electricity, Institute of Transportation studies. University of California. Davis. 245 p. December 1998

Wang, M., C. Saricks, and D. Santini, Effects of Fuel Ethanol Use on Fuel-Cycle Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/ESD-38. 32 p. January 1999
(PDF) Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view

CU scientist terms corn-based ethanol 'subsidized food burning'
Cornell University Press Release, August 2001

Ethanol Guzzles Gas, Study Says
Wired. COM, August 2001 (response to Pimentel's findings)

Dubois, M.K., S.W. White, T.R. Carr, Co-generation, Ethanol Production and CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Model for Environmentally and Economically Sound Linked Energy Systems, Kansas Geological Survey, Open-file Report 2002-6, AAPG Poster, March 2002


Moore, Stephen, Push Ethanol Off the Dole


Ethanol Today - New magazine as of Spring 2003



Trade and Non-profit Organizations

Kansas Corn Growers Association

Kansas Corn Commission

Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association

Alternative Fuels Data Center

Kansas Farm Bureau - Has several links to Ethanol news

Renewable Fuels Association

25 x '25, organization pushing for 25% of U.S. energy from renewable resources by the year 2025.

Ethanol Plants and Companies

Abengoa Bioenergy Corp., St. Louis, MO

Conestoga Energy Partners LLC, Liberal, KS

East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC, Garnett, KS

ESE Alcohol Inc., Leoti, KS

Ethanex Energy Inc, Basehor, KS

E3 BioFuels, Shawnee, KS

ICM, Inc., Colwich, KS

Midwest Grain Products, Atchison, KS

Nexsun Energy, Los Angeles, CA

Orion Energy, Pratt, KS

Panda Energy, Dallas, TX

Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy LLC, Phillipsburg, KS

UBE Services, Wichita, KS

Western Plains Energy LLC, Oakley, KS

White Energy, Dallas, TX


Other Info

Press Releases

Farm Bureau Urges Rejection of Oxygenate Waiver
Farm Bureau, July 2001

Carbon dioxide flooding may help resurrect old oil wells
KU, March 2001

K-State Agronomist: Don't Forget Grain Sorghum
KSU, Feb. 2001

Kansas Ethanol News
Kansas Farm Bureau, 2001

Ethanol Still Seen as Boost For Energy Market, Agriculture
KSU, Dec. 2000


Kansas Wind & Biomass Conf. 2003  - Past

Ethanol Vehicle Challenge
KU School of Engineering


Irrigation Fuel Cost Evaluator - KSU, Go to Downloads link on left



Public Policy - Renewable Fuels Assoc.


Tax credit for alternative-fueled motor vehicle property expenditures - Kansas Statute No. 79-32,201

Requirement for motor-fuel dealers to sell gasoline with 10% ethanol - Kansas HB 2279
(PDF) Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view


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