biodiesel - and net energy balance which was able to help...

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David Martin The author’s of “Environmental, economic. And energetic cost and benefits of biodiesel and ethanol biofuels” used a report called “Ethanol Can Contribute to Energy and Environmental Goals” to provide facts and research to provide clarity to their article. This report is about six different studies they conducted; all of which indicated that current corn ethanol technologies are much less petroleum-intensive than gasoline but have greenhouse gas emissions similar to those of gasoline. During their research they stated that environmental effects of biofuel production are poorly understood and that new metrics that measure specific resource inputs need to be developed. They came to the conclusion that it is clear that large scale use of ethanol for fuel will almost certainly require cellulosic technology. The authors took very useful information from the report and used it in there article. They used information pertaining to greenhouse gas emissions
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Unformatted text preview: and net energy balance, which was able to help assist the authors in their findings and conclusions. On page 11207 of the article, the authors used the report as a comparison to a test they did. This report used a different method to find a very similar result. This use of the report is very appropriate because its back this article up. This report that the authors used to support the article does just that. This report was a great tool for the authors to use because it is a great comparison to what these authors were trying to do. This report was also a great tool because it talks about a lot of different studies that were done pertaining to biodiesel. The only down side to this report was that it was more on environmental policy and evaluating biodiesel policy at more realistic assumptions, accurate data, clearly defined future scenarios, and performance metrics relevant to policy goals like reducing greenhouse gas emissions....
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course SPAN 302 taught by Professor Hall during the Spring '11 term at Old Dominion.

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