Ethanol fuels: Energy security, economics, and the environment

@article{Pimentel1991EthanolFE,
  title={Ethanol fuels: Energy security, economics, and the environment},
  author={D. Pimentel},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics},
  year={1991},
  volume={4},
  pages={1-13}
}
  • D. Pimentel
  • Published 1991
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
  • Problems of fuel ethanol production have been the subject of numerous reports, including this analysis. The conclusions are that ethanol: does not improve U.S. energy security; is uneconomical; is not a renewable energy source; and increases environmental degradation. Ethanol production is wasteful of energy resources and does not increase energy security. Considerably more energy, much of it high- grade fossil fuels, is required to produce ethanol than is available in the energy output. About… CONTINUE READING
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