Here’s a recap of my prior posts on ethanol:
- The biofuel industry is dangerously concentrated. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) produces a quarter of U.S. ethanol.
- A gallon of E85 has only about two-thirds the energy of a gallon of gasoline.
- Corn requires 29 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced
- The shortage of available water could become the Achilles heel of the ethanol boom
- The Department of Energy has reported that E85 can reduce carbon monoxide by four percent and NOx by 59 percent, but it raises total hydrocarbon output, – including acetaldehyde (CH3CHO) – by 43 percent.