How much water for ethanol?
February 4, 2008

Water use for the preparation of a gallon of ethanol appears to have decreased over the last few years, dropping from almost six gallons of water per gallon of ethanol produced down to just over four. That's important news for the Midwest, which is still the center of the nation's ethanol production. There is some talk that water input rates will increase again when cellulosic ethanol gains traction, but that's not a certainty yet. Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture is still trying to expand ethanol use and production, at the same time that speculation looms that many planned ethanol plants will go on hold for a while until more is known about where the industry is headed.

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