The debate over whether ethanol takes more energy to produce than it yields has become somewhat like the debate over the flat earth in the 15th century: How much more scientific evidence to people need before they accept fact?
The final report by the Governors Consortium on Bio-Based Industry, issued Friday, will no doubt spark another round of anti-ethanol......Full article >>>
escribed those three concerns as security of supply (Biofuels can be produced locally in sustainable systems), lower net greenhouse gas emissions (Biofuels recycle carbon dioxide that was extracted from the atmosphere in producing biomass), and support for agriculture.
None of that means ethanol is without its drawbacks, especially when its produced from corn. The UC-Berkeley study concl......Full article >>>
me to do that through a coordination of government, university and industrial R&D efforts, facilitated by responsible public policies.
Lets get beyond the canard that ethanol is a net energy loser and work on the real challenges facing biofuels production and use. The size of the prize is too big for Wisconsin to be left out of the hunt.