The Renewable Fuels Association hopes it can grab the attention of the public long enough to send home a message: ethanol is good for your car, your air and your world.
The RFA has developed a package of informational graphics that offer fun facts about ethanol and its environmentally friendly benefits just in time for the summer season of meetings, conferences, parades and fairs.
The Kansas Corn Commission is partnering with RFA to offer a collection of ethanol info-graphics on its website, along with an equivalent collection from the Fuels America Coalition.
The Renewable Fuels Standard, ethanol and national and economic security, the blend wall myth, feeding the world and providing plentiful, revewable fuel are all messages that are referenced on the state.
To see the info-graphics, go to ethanolrfa.org/pages/infographics. You can download and print material to share. The link can also be found on the Kansas Corn Commission site at ksgrains.com.
Kansas Corn Commission Communications Director Sue Schulte said the ethanol resources shed light on all of ethanol's economic, environmental and social benefits in a quick, concise format.
Infographics can help tell positive story at summer events
"These infographics are perfect for us as we prepare for upcoming farm shows, like the 3i Show in July," Schulte said. "Groups like a county Farm Bureau or an FFA chapter could use the ethanol infographics at summer events. The information is concise, simple and colorful and tells the positive story of ethanol in a terrific format. Anyone who is interested in ethanol should take a look at these."
On the Ethanol Fuels and Feeds the World page, for example, there is a statement affirming that it is field corn, not sweet corn, that is used to make ethanol: "Ethanol does not use the type of corn that is directly consumed by humans."
The site also explains that the co-product of ethanol production, Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles, is a valuable animal feed. "7 hamburgers per person worldwide could have been produced from the ethanol industry's 2012 animal feed output. That's 50 billion hamburgers."
"The ethanol infographics are a great way to promote the environmentally-friendly fuel during a farmer's busy season," Schulte said. "I hope individuals and groups will take advantage of the simple and factual information to spread the word about ethanol."
The Fuels America site at fuelsamerica.org, also offers several online videos illustrating the value of ethanol fuel.