Ethanol Industry Looking for More Subsidies Through Increased Blend

The Detroit Bureau - March 7, 2010

Brazil has built more than 10 mil­lion flex-fuel vehi­cles now, and the vehi­cles are fueled by sug­ar­cane-derived ethanol. This is com­ing from an indus­try that’s not gov­ern­ment sub­si­dized, unlike the corn-derived ethanol indus­try that’s get­ting about $4 bil­lion a year through a 45 cents per gal­lon pro­duc­tion sub­sidy and lob­by­ing for an increase from 10% to 15% ethanol blend.