Fuel ethanol and agriculture: an economic assessment.

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Today, the biomass-derived energy represents 10%–12% of the total consumption of energy meant for food warming and preparation; in the developing countries, biofuels cover less than 1% of the total fuel demand. Brazil and the United States are the largest bioethanol producers, making up for over 85% of the world market, while the EU is the ...

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Ethanol Benefits and Considerations. Ethanol is a renewable, domestically produced transportation fuel. Whether used in low-level blends, such as E10 (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline), or in E85 (flex fuel)—a gasoline-ethanol blend containing 51% to 83% ethanol, depending on geography and season—ethanol helps reduce emissions. Like any alternative fuel, there are some considerations to account ...

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For example, in the United States (which is the world's largest producer ethanol for fuel use, Pilgrim & Vierhout, 2017), ethanol production averages over a million barrels (159 million liters) per day with an annualized rate of 16 billion gallons (60 billion liters) in 2017 (Kennedy, 2018).

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Annual production of ethanol for fuel in the United States has trebled since 1999 and is expected to reach almost 7 billion gallons in 2007. This growth in production has been accompanied by billions of dollars of investment in transport and distribution infrastructure.

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Policy Analysis Economic and Environmental Transportation Effects of Large-Scale Ethanol Production and Distribution in the United States HEATHER L. WAKELEY,† C H R I S T .

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29.05.2019 · The U.S. corn for fuel ethanol, feed, and other use. Source: the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service Feed Grain Yearbook. There is still some debate on whether biofuel production from food feedstock can truly reduce GHG emissions.

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13.02.2018 · The amount of ethanol consumed in the United States in 2011 equals 67.25% of the decline of finished motor gasoline consumption from 2005 to 2011. On the other hand, production of U.S. gasoline in 2005 is 3.04 billion of barrels annually but increases to 3.31 in 2011, an increase of 9%.

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Corn ethanol is ethanol produced from corn biomass and is the main source of ethanol fuel in the United States.Corn ethanol is produced by ethanol fermentation and distillation.It is debatable whether the production and use of corn ethanol results in lower greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline. Approximately 40.5% of the U.S. corn croplands are used for ethanol production.

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However, the carbon storage could be offset by market-mediated effects on land-use and land-cover changes elsewhere as a result of biofuel production in the United States. A few authors estimated GHG emissions from indirect land-use change as a result of increasing corn-grain ethanol production in the United States.

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