Squeeze the Corn on the Cob — Out comes ethanol and biodiesel

It is truly an exciting time, is corn the wonder food source or fuel source? Well both of course! From popcorn to ethanol to biodiesel, who would have thought that corn could do all of that.

Ethanol producer VeraSun Energy has said it will build a plant that can produce biodiesel from the oil from distillers’ grains–the waste product from ethanol.

“We are not convinced that the general public is willing to continue purchasing biofuels unless they are price competitive with petroleum fuels,” said James Peeples, vice president of marketing for PMC Marketing Group, an ethanol and biodiesel distributor, earlier this month.

VeraSun to squeeze ethanol, biodiesel from same corn