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Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
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Ethanol Resources & Associations

MnTAP offers the following case studies as examples of ways that ethanol plants can improve processes, reduce waste, and lower energy use. Additionally, we provide a list of ethanol industry associations that provide support and networking opportunities to ethanol plants.

MnTAP Ethanol Publications

  • Report: Ethanol Benchmarking and Best Practices [PDF 445KB]. This report highlights the potential for improvements in the use of resources including energy and water, and provides best management practices for reducing environmental impacts. A report summary is also available.

Water Resources

Energy Resources

Additional Ethanol Industry Reports

Training and Associations

Web sites

  • Minnesota State University Mankato has an engine emissions lab that is testing higher blends of ethanol.
  • A USDA Net Energy Balance report estimates the net energy balance of corn ethanol using the latest survey of U.S. corn producers and the 2001 U.S. survey of ethanol plants.

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