Town Runs Out of Water

Do you think right about now they are wishing they had a couple of water-guzzling corn ethanol plants contibuting to the local economy? Tennessee town has run out of water The severe drought tightening like […]

Recent Damning Biofuel Studies

There were a couple of recently-released studies on biofuels that readers have e-mailed to me or commented on. I will highlight them here. The first involves a study published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and […]

Water Usage in an Oil Refinery

There has been much controversy regarding the amount of water used to produce a gallon of ethanol. Considering just the usage in the ethanol plant (ignoring any irrigation requirements for the corn), this amounts to […]