Friday, April 25, 2014

Cellulosic ethanol from cornfields is dirtier than gasoline, study suggests

By Timothy P. Carney

Republicans and Democrats alike have long pushed federal subsidies for "cellulosic ethanol" -- an alternative biofuel to corn ethanol, whose problems are now widely known.  But a new federally funded study finds that one important type of cellulosic ethanol actually results in more near-term greenhouse-gas emissions than gasoline does. The Associated Press reportsBiofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.....To Read More.....

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