U.S. Ethanol Production Expected to Decrease
USAgNet - 04/05/2016
Ethanol production in the United States is based almost entirely on corn as a feedstock. And that means corn-based ethanol production is projected to fall over the next 10 years, according to a USDA report.
This reflects declining overall gasoline consumption in the nation, which is mostly a 10-percent ethanol blend, infrastructural and other constraints on growth for E15.
Even with the U.S. ethanol production decline, demand for corn to produce ethanol continues to be strong.
While the share of U.S. corn expected to go to U.S. ethanol production falls, it accounts for over a third of total U.S. corn use throughout the projection period.