Ethanol is an alcohol that can be used as fuel in many different types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses, boats and motorcycles. It can also be used to power some types of equipment, such as farm equipment and small generators. Ethanol is typically made from sugarcane or corn grain, but it can also be made from other sources like grasses or even certain woods.
Production of Ethanol from Grain
Ethanol from grain production takes agricultural waste products and turns them into fuel. This fuel can be used in cars, trucks, and other modes of transportation that run on gasoline or diesel fuel. It also burns cleaner than fossil fuels do, making it greener to use as well as less expensive to produce than the other sources of ethanol available today. The process of ethanol from grain production can be completed through three different methods: dry milling, wet milling, and solvent refining. All three of these techniques begin with cleaning the agricultural waste products to remove any chemicals or unwanted debris. Ethanol is one of three alcohols that can be made through grain production (the other two are methanol and butanol). The grain used to make ethanol can be any type of grain including corn, barley, wheat or even grasses. Ethanol is considered renewable energy because it can be made using organic matter which comes from plants. It is produced by first taking grains and letting them dry out; they then go into a fermenter where they are converted into sugar using yeast.
The global ethanol market size is expected to be worth around USD 155.6 billion by 2030 from USD 93.7 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2021 to 2030. The grain-based segment led the global market with a share of 67.3%. Easy availability of corn and maize and development of efficient technologies across the globe have boosted the segment growth. Grain-based ethanol is majorly manufactured using the dry milling process and 1 bushel of corn can produce 2.86 gallons of denatured ethanol.