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Report of the Energy Research Advisory Board on Gasohol.


DOETIC11238

Publication Date 1980
Page Count 37
Abstract The principal conclusions of the Study Group are as follows: (1) Ethanol production as a near-term (mid-1980's) partial solution to the liquid fuels problem (based on current incentives) will probably reach 200 to 300 million gallons per year by 1985. Thereafter, about 800 million gallons of ethanol could be produced per year. This level of ethanol production would displace an equivalent of 26,000 barrels of oil per day or less than one percent of US gasoline consumption; and (2) utilizing the best available technology before 1985 the net energy balance is about zero for ethanol produced from corn and other crops in fermentation/distillation plants. If the fermentation/distillation plants are fueled by coal or wood, each gallon of ethanol produced could save roughly 0.5 gallons of oil. (ERA citation 05:031838)
Keywords
  • Ethanol
  • Gasohol
  • Economic impact
  • Economics
  • Energy supplies
  • Environmental impacts
  • Food industry
  • Forecasting
  • Land use
  • Net energy
  • Production
  • Raw materials
  • Recommendations
  • ERDA/140504
  • ERDA/299003
Source Agency
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category
  • 97K - Fuels
Corporate Authors Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198104
Report of the Energy Research Advisory Board on Gasohol.
Report of the Energy Research Advisory Board on Gasohol.
DOETIC11238

  • Ethanol
  • Gasohol
  • Economic impact
  • Economics
  • Energy supplies
  • Environmental impacts
  • Food industry
  • Forecasting
  • Land use
  • Net energy
  • Production
  • Raw materials
  • Recommendations
  • ERDA/140504
  • ERDA/299003
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
  • 97K - Fuels
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