quote:From another Source on conversion:
A plant on the S. end of the town of Garnett, KS, expects to grind up 12.5 million bushels of corn in a year's time on the way to producing 35 million gallons of ethanol. Manager Derek Paine compared the plant's three distilling tanks to the copper kettles often used by moonshiners. "The whole process is very similar," he said. Ethanal blended fuel is available in Garnett, but the plant's products make it to pumps as far away as St. Louis and Tulsa. The manager says there is more demand than supply from his plant. According to industry groups, ethanol production has risen steadily over the past decade, to an estimated 3.4 billion gal. per yr. There are 7 plants in operation across KS. There are 14 additional plants either under constr. or have been proposed which should triple the state's production capacity and make KS a bigger player in the marketplace. The state expects Kansans to burn up 30 million gallons of ethanol over the next yr. ..compared with a previous mark of 5 million gallons. Most will be "e-10" or fuel that is 10 % ethanol. Market is growing very fast.
...it takes about 1 bushel of wheat, milo or corn to make 2 gallons of ethanol.