Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Ethanol for fuel not environmentally friendly, says new study



"Corn-based ethanol, which for years has been mixed in huge quantities into gasoline sold at U.S. pumps, is likely a much bigger contributor to global warming than straight gasoline, according to a study published Monday.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, contradicts previous research commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) showing ethanol and other biofuels to be relatively green."

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South Dakota farmers are not going to like this.  They've been happy growing the corn that is then turned into ethanol, and then added to local gasoline supplies.