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Another black eye for ethanol

Posted By Tom Jackson On April 14, 2009 @ 9:09 am In Uncategorized | No Comments

Apparently it takes three times as much water [1]to process corn into fuel-grade ethanol than had been previously estimated. Bad news if you live in an area plagued with droughts. In a best case scenario it takes about 100 gallons of water to produce a gallon of ethanol. But in some areas is may take as much as 2,100 gallons of water to make one gallon of ethanol.

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[1] three times as much water : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090413102225.htm

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