A new study by researchers at University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows that ethanol produces far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than previously reported. Here are some facts:
- Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are shown to be 48 to 59% lower than emissions from gasoline. [Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Improvements in Life Cycle Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Ethanol, http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121647166/HTMLSTART, accessed 1/27/09]
- This research shows a twofold to threefold greater reduction in emissions from ethanol than had been reported in previous studies.
- The study concludes that advanced technologies in the production process are a main factor in the further reduction of GHGs.