Ashland has large saw-mills, iron and steel rolling mills, foundries and machine shops, railway repair shops (of the Chicago & NorthWestern railway), knitting works, and manufactories of dynamite, sulphite fibre, charcoal and wood-alcohol.
Among its manufactures are lumber (especially yellow-pine), wood-alcohol, turpentine, paper and pulp, fertilizers, wagons, mattresses and machine-shop products.
destructive distillation of wood or cellulose, hence it is called ' wood alcohol ' .
This liquid is then fermented and distilled into a wood alcohol known as ethanol gasoline, an alternative fuel.
Ethanol fuel is also a form of bioenergy created by breaking down plants into starches and sugars, fermenting and creating a wood alcohol.