Improvements in Life Cycle Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Ethanol

  title={Improvements in Life Cycle Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Ethanol},
  author={A. Liska and Haishun Yang and V. Bremer and T. Klopfenstein and D. Walters and G. Erickson and K. Cassman},
  journal={SRPN: Carbon Reduction (Topic)},
Corn-ethanol production is expanding rapidly with the adoption of improved technologies to increase energy efficiency and profitability in crop production, ethanol conversion, and coproduct use. Life cycle assessment can evaluate the impact of these changes on environmental performance metrics. To this end, we analyzed the life cycles of corn-ethanol systems accounting for the majority of U.S. capacity to estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy efficiencies on the basis of updated… Expand
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