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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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Ethanol Demand to Exceed 27 million gallons by 2012

Vehicles / Cars : Automotive.com Blog (6 years ago)

The world seems to be embracing biofuels like ethanol. According to a report from the Global Industry Analysts, the world is forecast to produce 27.7 billion gallons of ethanol by 2012. Read Post

Water Impact of Second Generation Biofuels Is Largely Unknown, Requires More Research: Government Accounting Office

Lifestyle / Green Living : TreeHugger (5 years ago)

The GAO says it requires 7-321 gallons of water per gallon of corn ethanol, but when it comes to second generation biofuels, we have very little good data. Photo: Don O'Brian via flickr By this point the water intensity of using fir... Read Post

Man Nearly Dies In Ice Bucket Challenge After Plane Drops Water On Him

Vehicles / Cars : Jalopnik (11 hours ago)

Belgian photographer Bruno Brokken is in critical condition after having 396 gallons of water dropped on him from a firefighting plane at a height of only 22 feet near Girona, Spain. That's thousands of pounds of water. Read more... Read Post


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