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:9/22/2014)... (AM), or 3D printing, has rapidly advanced to ... strong enough for structural applications. However, developing complex ... as quality standards to test the manufactured items, ... at the University of Pittsburgh,s Swanson School of ... simulation (M&S) technology and new qualification standards that ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... be much more useful in homes, if they could ... the world with cameras and lasers, which have difficulty ... hidden in clutter. A complementary way robots can "sense" ... small ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification (UHF RFID) tags. Inexpensive ... RFID-equipped robot to search a room for the correct ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2,819 people have occurred in the wake of the ... Eldorado National Forest. The King Fire is burning ... American River Canyon, Silver Creek Canyon, and the Rubicon ... fire has crossed into Placer County and burned onto ... Forest. The anticipated spread is expected to be minimal ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Pitt engineers receive grants to enhance additive manufacturing 2Pitt engineers receive grants to enhance additive manufacturing 3New RFID technology helps robots find household objects 2New RFID technology helps robots find household objects 3
... -- Jade Holding Group, LLC dba Strax Rejuvenation, one ... wellness centers, has just announced that it is now ... and women who are interested in getting a hair ... to help. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130830/MN72022 ) ...
... York have discovered that very small chemical changes to dietary ... are tested for their impact on the human immune system., ... small molecules an average leaf for example, produces around ... and some are already known to have medicinal properties with ...
... receive $1.3 million over the next five years from ... Diseases (NIDDK) for research that will help better understand ... of novel treatments to reverse the disease. The ... suffer from type 2 diabetes--a number expected to double ...
Cached Biology News:Hair Transplant Offer and No-Cost Consultation are Now Available at Strax Rejuvenation 2Hair Transplant Offer and No-Cost Consultation are Now Available at Strax Rejuvenation 3Little changes -- large effects 2Type 2 diabetes study to examine role amylin plays in disease 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Follow us on ... revolutionize the world has attracted diverse players including ... start-ups. The early years of nanotechnology development was ... to the high risks involved, which deterred private ... this evolving technology have been growing over the ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX), a clinical-stage ... difficult to manufacture proteins including biosimilar therapeutics, today announced ... Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry conference in ... , chief executive officer of Pfenex, will provide an ... on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EDT/7:00 ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... September 19, 2014 ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b2jxhs/micro_market ) has announced the addition of the  ...  report to their offering.       (Logo: ... one of the fastest-growing segments in the chromatography ... in 2013, and expected to reach $2.0 billion ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... of integrated urological and interventional radiology products and ... (also known as cryotherapy and cryoablation) versus external ... Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association (MAAUA) ... , "Comparing Relative Effectiveness of Cryosurgery and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4Pfenex to Present at Upcoming Industry Conference on September 26 2Micro Market Monitor : Global Pre-packed Chromatography Columns 2HealthTronics Announces Data Comparing Cryotherapy Versus Radiation for Treating Prostate Cancer Poster Presented at the American Urological Association Regional Meeting 2
... The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which for 66 ... the winners of the 2011 Lasker Awards : Franz ... basic medical research, Tu Youyou for clinical research and ... for public service. The Lasker Awards – considered among the most ...
... 2011 Mass High Tech has selected ... recipient of its 2011 All-Stars Award, one that recognizes ... economy.   Camacho will be recognized for ... the life sciences sector.  As a patent attorney, she ...
... low-intensity, pulsed ultrasound can be used to noninvasively ... rapid-response medical devices. The team that made that ... professor with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, ... approach, which may one day lead to first-line ...
Cached Biology Technology:2011 Lasker Awards Honor Medical Research Pioneers 22011 Lasker Awards Honor Medical Research Pioneers 32011 Lasker Awards Honor Medical Research Pioneers 42011 Lasker Awards Honor Medical Research Pioneers 52011 Lasker Awards Honor Medical Research Pioneers 62011 Lasker Awards Honor Medical Research Pioneers 7Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Jennifer A. Camacho Selected to Receive Mass High Tech's 2011 All-Stars Award 2Neuroscientists produce guide for ultrasound use to treat brain disorders in clinical emergencies 2Neuroscientists produce guide for ultrasound use to treat brain disorders in clinical emergencies 3
...
... The FailSafe™ PCR System is the only ... first time and every time. It provides ... of the source or the property of ... FailSafe™ PCR Enzyme Mix, a unique blend ...
...
... EnVision™ G|2 Doublestain System is a ... visualization kit. The kit is intended ... simultaneous detection of two different antigens ... compatible with suitably diluted rabbit and ...
Biology Products: