Navigation Links
American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009
Date:4/12/2009

pac/full/10.1021/ac802769s">http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/ac802769s

CONTACT:
John R. Barr, Ph.D.
Chief, Biological Mass Spectrometry
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Ga. 30341
Phone: 770-488-7848
Email: jbb0@cdc.gov


ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bioethanol's impact on water supply 3x higher than once thought
Environmental Science & Technology

At a time when water supplies are scarce in many areas of the United States, scientists in Minnesota are reporting that production of bioethanol often regarded as the clean-burning energy source of the future may consume up to three times more water than previously thought. Their study is scheduled for the April 15 issue of ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly publication.

Sangwon Suh and colleagues point out in the new study that annual bioethanol production in the U.S. is currently about 9 billion gallons and note that experts expect it to increase in the near future. The growing demand for bioethanol, particularly corn-based ethanol, has sparked significant concerns among researchers about its impact on water availability. Previous studies estimated that a gallon of corn-based bioethanol requires the use of 263 to 784 gallons of water from the farm to the fuel pump. But these estimates failed to account for widely varied regional irrigation practices, the scientists say.

The scientists made a new estimate of bioethanol's impact on the water supply using detailed irrigation data from 41 states. They found that bioethanol's water requirements can be as high as 861 billion gallons of water from the corn field to the fuel pump in 2007. And a gallon of ethanol may require up to over 2,100 gallons of water from farm to fuel pump, depending on the regional irrigation practice in growing corn. However,
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-6293
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Related biology news :

1. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
2. Understanding hypertension in African Americans proves elusive
3. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
4. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 15, 2007
5. American College of Medical Genetics responds to new FDA labeling decision for warfarin
6. American Chemical Societys Weekly Press Pac
7. Highlights from the September 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
8. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Aug. 29, 2007
9. Report: African, Asian, Latin American farm animals face extinction
10. American Chemical Society calls green chemistry bill a smart step
11. Challenges remain in reintroducing American chestnut
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009
(Date:7/14/2014)... to the discovery and description of Rhipidocyrtus muiri ... turned out to represent a new genus and species. The ... from Borneo is discussed in a recent paper published in ... The holotype male, and only known specimen of Rhipidocyrtus ... subsequent to this it was transferred among several researchers in ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... consequence of aging? , Although it is widely thought ... risk of developing several common cancers decreases with age. ... decrease with age in the risk of developing certain ... puzzle was presented in a recent paper published in ... P. Brody of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... A new study in women suggests that experiencing one ... single high-fat meal can slow the body,s metabolism, potentially ... about the previous day,s stressors before giving them a ... fat. The scientists then measured their metabolic rate ... and fat and took measures of blood sugar, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Serendipity at the Smithsonian: The 107-year journey of the beetle Rhipidocyrtus muiri 2Serendipity at the Smithsonian: The 107-year journey of the beetle Rhipidocyrtus muiri 3Weighty issue: Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women 2Weighty issue: Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women 3Weighty issue: Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women 4
... dengue fever will be the early targets of new ... The University of Queensland (UQ) and the University ... after Queensland Premier Anna Bligh announced $650,000 from the ... "Detection of the pathogens of two debilitating ...
... SAN DIEGO, CA (June 18, 2008): Despite recent controversies ... opportunities to create a more sustainable world, with applications ... for industrial and consumer uses, and high quality agricultural ... and technologies to be truly sustainable, they must be ...
... Earth,s periodic mass extinction events such as the sudden demise ... crashing asteroids and sky-darkening super volcanoes as culprits. But ... Nature , suggests that it is the ocean, and ... and sediment over the course of geologic time, that is ...
Cached Biology News:Biotechnology key to developing sustainable industries says international panel 2Biotechnology key to developing sustainable industries says international panel 3The mystery of mass extinctions is no longer murky 2The mystery of mass extinctions is no longer murky 3
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 2014 Deep Research Report ... professional and in-depth study on the current state of ... The report provides a basic overview of the industry, ... analysis and Chinese domestic market analysis are provided with ... of the market. A comparison between the international and ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 Research and ... Transfection Technology Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, ... their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... nucleic acids (either DNA or RNA) into cells. This ... of cancer cells and protein metabolism by affecting the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... SEATTLE , July 11, 2014  Researchers ... navigate three-dimensional images. The new technology, called Virtual ... of small structures like neurons and synapses using ... Finger,s unique technology makes 3D imaging studies orders ... resources at an unprecedented level across many areas ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Deep Knowledge Ventures ... Forum on ‘Commercialising Longevity Research’ and welcomed a ... the London Bioscience Innovation Center for the event, ... Aging Analytics Ltd. The meeting highlighted the need ... research for age-related disease, as well as the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:2014 Nano Silver Industry in Global and China Regions Development Proposals Analysis Available at DeepResearchReports.com 22014 Nano Silver Industry in Global and China Regions Development Proposals Analysis Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3International Transfection Technology Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019 2Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 2Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 3DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 2DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 3DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 4DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 5DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 6
... blood, termed ,endometrial regenerative cells, (ERCs) are capable ... of advanced peripheral artery disease. A study published ... Translational Medicine demonstrates that when circulation-blocked mice were ... restored. , Critical limb ischemia, an ...
... SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 18 VNUS(R) Medical,Technologies, ... quarter results and,revises its full year 2008 guidance. ... operating expenses and certain balance sheet accounts,to record ... appropriately recorded in prior periods since the adoption ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board: ARNI), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company,focused on ... ended June 30, 2008., Net loss was $3.8 ... June 30, 2008, compared to $0.5 million, or $0.05 ... was $7.5 million, or $0.65 per share, for the,six ...
Cached Biology Technology:Limbs saved by menstrual blood stem cells 2VNUS Corrects Second Quarter 2008 Results and Revises Full Year 2008 Guidance 2VNUS Corrects Second Quarter 2008 Results and Revises Full Year 2008 Guidance 3VNUS Corrects Second Quarter 2008 Results and Revises Full Year 2008 Guidance 4Arno Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2Arno Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3Arno Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4Arno Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5
Molecular Biological Resources offers bulk quantities of existing protein products. Please see the Chimerx divisions website for existing products and contact lloconne@molbiores.com for pricing....
... 9001:2000 Certified USDA Research Registered OLAW Assured ... Training AALAS Certified Technicians Documentation ... Documentation Upon Request Focus CRP ... all your custom immunology service needs. ...
... BalanceTalk XL provides balance data collection and ... Complete integration with Microsoft Excel , ... moisture analyzers , New balances can be added ... Collect data from multiple balances into one spreadsheet ...
Peptide-affinity Purified Polyclonal Antibody to Sphingolipid Receptor Edg8/S1P5...
Biology Products: