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Energy analysis for ethanol

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John M. Krochta , Western Regional Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Berkeley

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California Agriculture 34(6):9-11.

Published June 01, 1980

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Not available – first paragraph follows: A major question in the production and use of fuel-grade ethanol is whether or not it yields a net energy gain after accounting for the fossil energy input required for bio-mass production, harvesting, transportation, and conversion. Two recent studies concluded that a net energy loss resulted in industrial-grade ethanol production from corn. Use of fossil fuel was assumed for all energy inputs.

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Energy analysis for ethanol

John M. Krochta
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Energy analysis for ethanol

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Authors

John M. Krochta , Western Regional Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Berkeley

Publication Information

California Agriculture 34(6):9-11.

Published June 01, 1980

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Not available – first paragraph follows: A major question in the production and use of fuel-grade ethanol is whether or not it yields a net energy gain after accounting for the fossil energy input required for bio-mass production, harvesting, transportation, and conversion. Two recent studies concluded that a net energy loss resulted in industrial-grade ethanol production from corn. Use of fossil fuel was assumed for all energy inputs.

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