America has a huge appetite for energy, in particular, for transportation fuels. We've nearly tripled our energy use in the past 50 years. Other nations - led by India and China - are following in our footsteps by rapidly increasing their consumption of energy. And supplies are running out. That's why new, renewable sources of energy are so important to all our futures.
Crops can be turned into liquid fuels to run cars and trains, buses and trucks. Kansas farmers are growing increasing numbers of crops destined to be turned into transportation fuel, and ethanol and biodiesel use are increasing.
For basic information on starting a biofuel production operation, including who to contact for permits and funding, please see Producing Biofuels in Kansas.
Other Sources of Information
The Kansas Association of Ethanol Processors was formed to represent the interests of the ethanol manufacturing industry and its allied businesses in Kansas.
The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition advocates for expanded use of 85 percent ethanol (E85) motor fuel.
The Energy Future Coalition is a broad-based, nonpartisan alliance that seeks to bridge the differences among business, labor and environmental groups, and to identify energy policy options with broad political support.
Ethanol Across America is a grassroots network dedicated to providing information about ethanol.
The American Coalition for Ethanol promotes new markets for ethanol by working with the petroleum industry.
The Renewable Fuels Association has information useful to producers, consumers, auto mechanics and others.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promotes environmentally beneficial alternative fuels and vehicles by providing states with tools, such as benefits models, state implementation plan credits, and the clean fuels fleet program.
The U.S. Department of Energy provides guidance for building a fleet of E85 vehicles and fueling sites.