TITLE

Ethanol vs. Biodiesel

AUTHOR(S)
Bullis, Kevin
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Technology Review;Sep2006, Vol. 109 Issue 4, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on a study on whether corn grain ethanol provides more energy than its production consumes in the U.S. in 2006. The study takes into account all the energy used in farming and processing corn to make ethanol. It concludes that there is a small energy gain, but that the gain from using soybeans to make diesel is far greater -- and that biodiesel is less of a greenhouse-gas polluter. Producing and burning ethanol results in 12 percent less greenhouse-gas emission than producing and burning gasoline.
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22321915

 

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