Updated Booklet Highlights Ethanol’s Contribution in Feeding and Fueling the World
October 27, 2014 - Issue #202View Full Issue
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently released an updated version of its booklet, titled “Fueling a Nation, Feeding the World,” highlighting ethanol’s contribution to the global food and feed supply, and dispelling several fabricated food vs. fuel myths.
“The U.S. ethanol industry has quietly evolved into one of the largest feed processing sectors in the world, generating nearly 40 million metric tons of high-protein, high-energy animal feed in the 2013/14 marketing year,” stated RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “The RFA publication is a resource intended to educate policymakers and consumers about the industry’s role in producing feed, to counter the nonsensical food vs. fuel notion, and explain the benefits of ethanol production and co-products for both food and feed markets.”
The handbook explains that, “the feed produced by ethanol plants in 2013/14 would be enough to produce nearly 50 billion quarter-pound hamburger patties — or seven patties for every person on the planet.”
And the publication concludes by stating, “Not only are U.S. ethanol producers helping to meet future demands for energy, but they are also helping to meet the increasing food and feed needs of a growing world.”
To view an online version of the newly updated booklet, please click here.