There is an interesting video on Climate Central about the amount of carbon dioxide produced when ethanol is made from corn grown in the mid-West of the US. Hard to tell who is right in this debate (if any one is) the different premises are all important and few people seem to try and compare apples with apples. It’s probably best to watch it and make up your own mind.
The corn-ethanol carbon balance argument again
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