Ethyl alcohol has many present and potential uses. As for using corn, however, ethyl alcohol can be produced much more cheaply from other materials by synthetic alcohol plants than it can by fermentation plants.
Arnold, Lionel K.
"Use Surplus Corn for Alcohol?,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 14
, Article 7.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol14/iss8/7