Ethanol production: Energy, economic, and environmental losses

David Pimentel*, Tad Patzek, Gerald Cecil

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The supply of "conventional" oil is projected to peak before 2010, and its decline thereafter cannot be compensated fully by other liquid fuels (Youngquist and Duncan 2003). The United States critically needs to develop liquid fuel replacements for oil in the near future. The search for alternative liquid fuels has focused on the use of biomass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Subtitle of host publicationContinuation of Residue Reviews
Pages25-41
Number of pages17
Volume189
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameReviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume189
ISSN (Print)0179-5953

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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