Good question, Braden. As of 2006, 14.3% of the corn we grew in the US was converted to ethanol. This accounted for just under 2% of gasoline usage.
Hope this helps!
3.65 billion bushels in the US in 2008-2009. That’s ~30% of all the corn grown in the US that year, however it’s not a complete waste as far as food production goes because after corn has been used to make ethanol, it can still be feed to livestock as distillers grain (which has less calories than complete corn, but is more concentrated protein).
Thanks for adding this information jamesandgiantcorn (nice username btw), since I was unable to find more recent statistics that you have provided.
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