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The Way I Figure it...

Much has been argued about the water budget for ethanol production. The industry argues that it's not that bad - a mere 3 to 4 gallons of water for every gallon of ethanol. Well, like everything else, it depends on what you account for. The way I figure it... Corn in our area (Northwest Kansas) will take an average of 150 AF of water to grow an average of 225 bushels on a 120 acre circle - a very typical arrangement - here.
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Lifestyle / Green Living : TreeHugger (5 years ago)

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Business & Finance : The Week: World Business (2 days ago)

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