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Posts tagged: 2008 Energy Balance for the Corn-Ethanol Industry

USDA Report Shows Improving Corn-Ethanol Energy Efficiency

USDA Report highlights Increased Energy Efficiency for Corn-based Ethanol

USDA Report highlights Increased Energy Efficiency for Corn-based Ethanol

Harry Baumes, Acting Director of USDA’s Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, says a report that surveyed corn growers in 2005 and ethanol plants in 2008 indicates the net energy gain from converting corn to ethanol is improving in efficiency.  Titled “2008 Energy Balance for the Corn-Ethanol Industry,” the report surveyed ethanol producers about ethanol yield (undenatured) per bushel of corn and energy used in ethanol plants. Read more »