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U.S. Ethanol Biorefinery Locations: Source: Renewable Fuels Association, 2008
The Ethanol Production Process (Dry Mill)

 

Resources

  Complete Training Guide to Ethanol
Emergency Response.
Videos
1.  Ethanol: Response Considerations (to be used in conjunction with the below training manual): PC users can click HERE to view the video (Windows Media Player). Mac users can click HERE (QuickTime). You can download a free version of WMP HERE, or QuickTime HERE
 
2.  Responding to Ethanol Incidents:  This 20-minute video provides the information first responders, and firefighters in particular, will need if they are called to an ethanol incident.  PC users can click HERE to view the video (Windows Media Player).  Mac users can click HERE (QuickTime).  You can download a free version of WMP HERE, or QuickTime HERE.
Training Guide

Introduction GR RM Review (pdf)

EERC Training Instructor's Guide (pdf)

Module 01:
Ethanol and Ethanol-Blended Fuels (pdf)
Ethanol and Ethanol-Blended Fuels (ppt)
Module 02:
Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Ethanol and Hydrocarbon Fuels (pdf)
Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Ethanol and Hydrocarbon Fuels (ppt)
Module 03:
Transportation and Transfer of Ethanol Blended Fuels (pdf)
Transportation and Transfer of Ethanol-Blended Fuels (ppt)
Module 04:
Storage and Dispensing Locations (pdf)
Storage and Dispensing Locations (ppt)
Module 05:
Fire Fighting Foam Principles and Ethanol (pdf)
Fire Fighting Foam Principles and Ethanol-Blended Fuel (ppt)
Module 06:
Ethanol_Blended_Fuel_Emergencies GR RM (pdf)
Ethanol-Blended Fuel Emergencies (ppt)
Module 07:
Tank Farm and Bulk Storage Fire Incidents (pdf)
Tank Farm and Bulk Storage Fire Incidents (ppt)
 

Training Toolbox

Fuel Ethanol: Guidelines for Release Prevention & Impact Mitigation (pdf) Renewable Fuels Association

Biofuels: Release Prevention, Environmental Behavior, and Remediation (pdf) ITRC

RFA E15 Safety Bulletin

NRT Quick Reference Guide Available for Fuel Ethanol

EERC Foam Performace
(pdf)

*Updated* RFA Safety Bulletin Ethanol Placarding (pdf)

PHMSA bulletin: Advisory Guidance:Ethanol Gas Mixtures (pdf)

Ethanol Production: A Safety Perspective (pdf)
Renewable Fuels Association

Fire and Explosion Characteristics of E85 (pdf)

ETHANOL-A New Challenge for Fire Fighters (pdf)

U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and PHMSA "How to Use": Emergency Response Guidebook training video (link)

Fire Science Degree: A Guide to Schools Offering Fire Science Degrees (link)

 

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Questions?
Contact safety@ethanolrfa.org.