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Missouri drivers could be able to buy a higher blend of ethanol gasoline by this summer.

Idle ethanol plants wait for new fuel standards

Mar 19, 2013
Grant Gerlock / Harvest Public Media

Ethanol is an up and down industry, and right now it’s down. Ethanol plants in at least 13 states have stopped running over recent months because of higher corn prices and lower demand for the biofuel. The industry is trying to change the equation by putting more of the ethanol in gasoline. But as Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media reports, ethanol critics are pushing back.