What Is Renewable Ethanol?
Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol or alcohol, is a volatile, flammable, colourless liquid with the molecular formula C2H5OH. Ethanol is also commonly referred to as neutral alcohol or neutral spirit in certain countries. ‘Renewable ethanol’ is produced from agricultural raw materials, such as cereals and sugar beet, as well as from waste and residues such as straw; ‘synthetic ethanol’ is produced as a derivative from ethylene production using fossil-based raw materials.
What is ethanol used for?
The EU ethanol market can be broadly split into three segments: