Nebraska university updates energy efficiency stats

By | November 03, 2008
The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research, located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has completed a new study that found the energy balance of corn-based ethanol is two to three times more favorable than previous estimates. The study, which has been submitted to the Journal of Industrial Ecology for publication, also estimated that 13 gallons of ethanol are produced for every gallon of petroleum used in the production cycle of corn-based ethanol.