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From: John Burgeson (burgythree@hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Jan 19 2003 - 18:24:07 EST

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    Glenn: I found the following at the www.whybiotech.com website:

    Higher Corn Yields are Making Ethanol More Energy Efficient

    New USDA study says ethanol now yields 34 percent more energy than it takes
    to produce it.

    A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture study found that ethanol production
    is becoming more energy-efficient all the time because corn yields are
    rising, less energy is required to grow it, and ethanol conversion
    technologies are becoming more efficient.

    Is this consistent with the views of the oil industry? What might be the
    limitations of replacing gas derived from oil with gas derived from corn?

    John W. Burgeson (Burgy)

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