Definition of ethanol
: a colorless volatile flammable liquid C2H5OH that is the intoxicating agent in liquors and is also used as a solvent and in fuel —called also ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol
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Most gasoline contains 10% ethanol, a biofuel made from corn.
The company's corn products are used in brewing beer as well as in making chips, breakfast cereals, bathroom moldings, steel and ethanol.
The plant, which processes corn for ethanol and other uses, was cited in January 2011 for exposing its workers to dust explosion hazards.
The plant processes corn for ethanol and other uses.
Village President Glen Williams says about three dozen police, fire and rescue agencies responded to the explosion at the complex, which processes corn for ethanol and other industrial uses.
Icahn has also been personally speculating on financial instruments related to his push for changes in ethanol rules.
Alcoholic fermentation occurs when yeast metabolizes a source of sugar (glucose, sucrose or fructose), turning it into ethanol (alcohol) and carbon dioxide.
Also, in Australia automobile manufacturers have ended their fight against the fuel and agreed that blending 10 percent ethanol won’t harm vehicles.
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