Study: California LCFS overstates ethanol emissions by more than 100%

04/30/2010 | BiofuelsDigest.com

A Purdue University analysis shows California overestimated the emissions levels from indirect land-use change related to corn ethanol when it designed the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard last year. An updated economic model shows that switching cropland in the U.S. or elsewhere to produce ethanol would result in 13.9 grams of excess carbon dioxide per megajoule of energy produced, not the 30 grams per megajoule estimate used in the LCFS. summary goes here. Read RFA's response.

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