From job creation to saving on fuel consumption, the ethanol industry received positive recognition for its contributions to the US economy at the National Ethanol Conference. To further these trends, one company announced a new use for cellulosic ethanol. Check out these must-read stories you may have missed from last week:

Clariant collaborates with Werner & Mertz to develop bioethanol made from agricultural residues for cleaning agents

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals has launched a project that expands the applications of bioethanol made from agricultural residues such as straw to detergents, cleansers and cleaning agents. As part of the project, Clariant supplies the cellulosic ethanol, also called bio spirit, used in Frosch® Bio-Spirit Multisurfce-Cleaner. Read the full article on Biofuels Journal.

Ethanol industry had wide-ranging impact on national economy in 2015, according to new study

During the National Ethanol Conference this week, the Renewable Fuels Association released a study showing that the ethanol industry made a significant contribution to the U.S. economy in 2015 in terms of job creation, generation of tax revenue and displacement of imported crude oil and petroleum products. Most notably, the industry added $44 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported nearly 360,000 jobs. Read the full article on the Renewable Fuels Association website.

Octane benefits highlighted at National Ethanol Conference

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack praised the work being done by the ethanol industry at the National Ethanol Conference, highlighting the industry’s creation of 400,000 direct and indirect jobs and its contribution to the increase in the value of corn. The benefits of octane were also a large topic of discussion, including its ability to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Read the full article on Ethanol Producer Magazine.

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