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Is boosting the sales of corn ethanol the right move?


When many think about corn ethanol they may think a clean, renewable energy source. Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the W.E. Lay Automotive Laboratory, AndrĂ© Boehman, is diving deeper into this thought as boosting the use of this resource may not be the best idea. Professor Andre Boehman

“The government has determined that corn ethanol is much less effective than other biofuels at reducing carbon emissions, producing only 1.5 to 2.1 units of energy for every unit used to produce it. This is much less efficient than biodiesel made from soybean oil, which produces 5.5 units of renewable energy for every unit consumed in production,” writes Professor Boehman in his article for THE CONVERSATION.

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