Team demos potential environmental sustainability benefits in full life cycle assessment of 2nd-generation biofuels

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 15:02 in Earth & Climate

Numerous studies have raised critical concerns about the promise of corn ethanol's ability to mitigate climate change and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Some of the studies have suggested that after a full life cycle assessment—meaning an analysis of environmental impact throughout all stages of a product's life—biofuels like corn ethanol may not offer any greenhouse gas emissions reductions relative to petroleum fuels.

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