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NEWS UPDATE October 22, 2012

U.S. ethanol output reaches record low as plants continue to idle

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted October 22, 2012

Ethanol production hit a record low in September, with the industry producing just 983.9 million gallons, according to information released yesterday by U.S. EPA. That level is the first time monthly production has dipped below 1 billion gallons since at least July 2010, the earliest month for which data are available under EPA’s biofuel tracking system. The slide in production comes after corn prices skyrocketed in response to the drought, causing several ethanol facilities to idle. [ read more … ]

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