Ethanol vs. Biodiesel: in the US, soybeans win

Read the full post at Biopact.

According to MIT Technology Review, new research offers another take on the long-debated question of whether corn grain ethanol provides more energy than its production consumes. A recent study that takes into account all the energy used in farming and processing corn to make ethanol concludes that there is a small energy gain, but that the gain from using soybeans to make diesel is far greater–and that biodiesel is less of a greenhouse-gas polluter, too.

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