Ethanol, a renewable fuel made right here in Wisconsin, helps reduce our dependence on expensive foreign oil. Here are some facts:
- U.S. ethanol production in 2008 replaced 321.4 million barrels of oil, the equivalent of what the U.S. imports from Venezuela in 10 months. [Source: http://www.ethanolrfa.org/resource/facts/energy/]
- Every barrel of ethanol produced displaces 1.2 barrels of petroleum that would have otherwise been imported.
- By 2010, producing ethanol in the U.S. may displace the equivalent of 311,000 barrels of crude oil per day. [Source: http://www.ethanolfacts.com/ETHL2007/quickfacts.html]