U.S. to use 690 million bushels of corn for ethanol in 2001/2002

U.S. ethanol producersused an estimated 620 million bushels of corn from the nation's 9.9 billion bushel crop. in 2000/2001
By | March 01, 2002
The United States will use a record 690 million bushels of corn in 2001/2002 to produce ethanol, an 11 percent jump from last year, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Mar. 12

Feed Outlook Report"Ethanol production continues to increase based on the outlook from the possible banning of MTBE in many states," the USDA said in its Feed Outlook report on corn, sorghum and other crops. Last year, U.S. ethanol makers used an estimated 620 million bushels of corn from the nation's 9.9 billion bushel crop. The industry is expected to produce as much as 2.7 billion gallons of ethanol this year, as compared to 1.8 billion gallons in 2001.