US September Ethanol Production Up 13 Percent

US ethanol production reached 914 million gallons in September 2009, the first month of marketing year 2009/10 (Sept/Aug), say the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

That's a 13% increase in the 806 million gallons produced in September 2008 and required 325 million bushels of corn (2008: 287 million bu).

Around a third of this year's entire US corn crop is expected to go into ethanol production.