Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jul 3, 2007 02:18 PM CDT

-Ethanol Industry Experiences Ups, Downs throughout History

While ethanol has been around for decades, it hasn't always enjoyed the success it is enjoying now. Read how the industry evolved from an idea in the early 1800s, to a partial answer to the U.S.' energy-independence puzzle.

Though the recent explosion in the number of ethanol plants in production, under construction, undergoing expansion and in the planning stage has grabbed national headlines as a result of a search for alternatives to fossil fuels, the biofuel was around long before the advent of the modern automobile.

Dating back to the early 1800s, in ...

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