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Cellulosic ethanol

2011 ‘Tis the season for reflection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration looks back at a year of extreme weather and finds a record number of events that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Starting with a January blizzard in the Midwest and continuing through floods and fires, drought and heat, a spate of […]

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Biofuel Reality Check In 2007, Congress enacted revised standards for national biofuel production, setting annual volume mandates for transportation fuels up to 2022. To assess the benefits and barriers to achieving the standards, Congress asked the National Research Council to investigate. As with any prognostication, the major findings in the 447-page report are peppered with […]

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Report: Senate Committee Chair Lauds EPA The chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works released a report touting the importance of the Environmental Protection Agency to America’s health and economic well-being. The staff report from California Democrat Barbara Boxer is salted with numbers (the economic benefit of water quality standards in the […]

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Production of ethanol, the most commonly used biofuel, has prompted concerns about water use and food supply.

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A breakdown of gallons of water used by transportation fuels per mile.

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