Ethanol Commodity Research and Analysis
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Ethanol Description Update
Ethanol is a colorless liquid known mostly for its psychoactive drug properties. Ethanol has been used for hundreds of years by human to create grain alcohol, or drinking alcohol. Alcoholic beverages vary considerably in ethanol content and are measured in alcoholic proof units. Ethanol has many other uses including: fuel, feedstock, a solvent, and antiseptic. Creating fuel is the greatest use of ethanol and E85 fuel sold in the United States contains 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. It is also effective against most fungi, viruses, and bacteria and it the main ingredient in anti-bacterial wipes and gels. Ethanol is also used as a solvent in many personal care products.
What Increases the Price of Ethanol?
- Flex Flue Vehicles Vehicles that run on flex flue are able to utilize gasoline or ethanol in order to function. They vehicles can use up to 85% ethanol, which would then become a significant alternative to gasoline....
What Decreases the Price of Ethanol?
- Corrosive in nature Ethanol is corrosive, but not very much. Gasoline is corrosive too. Ethanol is biodegradable in water. So it has a tendency to contain and attract water. It is not the corrosive properties of ethanol...
- Production Cost Increase According to Don Hofstrand, a value added agriculture specialist and co-director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, the ethanol prices now around $1.50...
Trading / Investing Strategy for Ethanol? Update
Bullish Case for Ethanol?
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