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Tuesday Truth #50: Ethanol Uses Only Small Amount of Water in Production

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According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, it takes only three gallons of water to produce one gallon of ethanol. Think that’s a lot of water? Here are some water statistics from the U.S. Geological Survey:

  • 14 gallons – amount needed to grow ONE orange
  • 65 gallons  – amount needed to produce ONE serving of milk
  • 100 gallons – amount needed to grow ONE watermelon
  • 39,000 gallons – amount needed to produce ONE automobile
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