According to the analysis conducted by the Argonne National Laboratory, ethanol plants are using less energy and less water to make ethanol than just a few years ago.
Other key report findings include:
- Ethanol yield per bushel of corn increased 6.4% for dry mills and 2.4% for wet mills.
- Total energy use (fossil and electricity) decreased 21.8% in dry mills and 7.2% in wet mills.
- A decrease in grid electricity use in dry mills of 15.7%.
- Finally, water consumption in dry mills decrease of 26.6%.
The full report is available HERE (pdf).
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