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Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Without a doubt ethanol will eventually be traded as fossil fuels do today (futures contracts, etc..

A SQUARE :: 07Aug07 Range Fuels
Category Cellulosic Ethanol
Faculty Mitch Mandich
Expertise Cellulosic ethanol
Author Sona Blessing
Faculty Name
Numerous studies have shown that ethanol has a positive energy balance, particularly when compared with gasoline. According to the US Department of Energy, it takes 1.23 units of fossil energy to make one unit of gasoline – an energy cost of 23 percent. In contrast, corn ethanol delivers 20 – 50% more energy than it takes to produce, and cellulosic up to 600 % more.
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