The Energy Balance of Corn Ethanol: An Update

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The Energy Balance of Corn Ethanol: An Update
Table of Contents

  • Summary . . .iii
  • Introduction . . .1
  • Energy Balance Issue . . .1
  • Estimating Net Energy Value . . .4
  • Data Trends . . .4
  • Estimating Energy of Farm Inputs . . .5
  • Estimating Energy for Corn Transport . . .8
  • Estimating Energy for Ethanol Conversion . . .9
  • Energy for Ethanol Distribution . . .9
  • Estimating Energy Credits for Coproducts . . .9
  • Results . . .10
  • Discussion . . .11
  • Conclusions . . . 12
  • References . . .13
  • Glossary . . .15
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