PureField Ingredients produces ethanol with the lowest carbon intensity ratings in the nation. Our clean, high-octane fuel plays an important role in helping our country reduce harmful emissions and lower the cost of gasoline.
High Octane, Low Carbon Biofuels
PureField Ingredients produces more than 50 million gallons of ethanol each year at its biofuels facility in Russell, Kansas. More than half of our ethanol is transported to West Coast markets where low carbon fuel is in high demand.
The demand for clean, affordable ethanol continues to grow in the United States and around the world. A record amount of ethanol – 16.2 billion gallons – was consumed in 2018 and the market is poised for additional growth. New regulations adopted in 2019 are projected to significantly increase the availability of E15, a high octane fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol, at gas stations across the country.
Reducing Dependence on Foreign Oil
Thanks to the growth of the ethanol market, the United States has significantly reduced the amount of petroleum it imports from other countries. Since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was enacted in 2005, U.S. oil imports have been cut in half and net imports have dropped by more than 70 percent. Ethanol currently meets more than 10 percent of America’s motor fuel needs.
PureField Ingredients is proud to play a role in this effort. Every truckload of ethanol we produce displaces more than 60 barrels of imported oil. The impact: the biofuels we produce displace nearly two million barrels of crude oil each year.