Nebraska Ethanol's Carbon FootprintCornhusker Economics
Date of this Version2-10-2010
AbstractIf burning a gallon of ethanol emits less greenhouse gas or GHGs (CO2, primarily), than the gasoline it replaces then it has a smaller carbon footprint than gasoline. Actually, it is the amount of fossil CO2 emitted that matters, because CO2 from fossil fuels represents "new" carbon in the atmosphere, whereas the CO2 released by corn ethanol is recycled atmospheric carbon.
Citation InformationRichard K. Perrin and Diego Alvarez. "Nebraska Ethanol's Carbon Footprint" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_perrin/10/