Argument: Corn ethanol production is becoming more efficient relative to gasoline

Issue Report: Corn ethanol


  • “Ethanol: Energy well spent”. Natural Resource Defense Council. February 2006 – “The technology for corn ethanol production can be considered mature as of the late 1980s. However, manufacturers continue to make improvements in process efficiency and farmers have reduced the amount of fertilizer required per bushel of corn produced. Taken together, these advancements will gradually decrease the amount of gross energy input to the corn ethanol manufacturing process over time.”