Letter: Carbon project can help ethanol industry
– Will Rogers, Des Moines
Family farms form the backbone of Iowa, and with ethanol consuming half of Iowa-grown corn, the reliability of corn growers’ revenue remains closely tied to biofuels.
Like most industries, ethanol must adapt to survive. While still competing with small-refinery waivers and reeling from the effects of the pandemic, ethanol must find a way to participate in the fuel market as electric vehicles gain popularity. Without a solution soon, ethanol producers could suffer greatly. If ethanol cannot remain competitive, Iowa farmers will lose a massive source of income.
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