Tuesday Truth #26 – New Study Shows Even Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ethanol

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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.
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