There are plans to install an 1,800-mile long pipeline, across Indiana to transport Midwest ethanol markets in the eastern US. The project, proposed by South Dakota-base POET Ethanol Products and Texas-based Magellan Midstream Partners, is pending financing.
Ethanol pipelines may provide the infrastructure that makes the production of biofuels more practical: Wallace Tyner, an agricultural economics department professor at Purdue University said the long-term boom may be to encourage development of ethanol from nonfood sources, like corn cobs and stalks and grass.
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