January 12, 2007

MIT ethanol analysis confirms benefits of biofuels
Nancy Stauffer, Laboratory for Energy and the Environment
January 8, 2007
Controversy over the benefits of using corn-based ethanol in vehicles has been fueled by studies showing that converting corn into ethanol may use more fossil energy than the energy contained in the ethanol produced. Now a new MIT analysis shows that the energy balance is actually so close that several factors can easily change whether ethanol ends up a net energy winner or loser.

'MIT ethanol analysis confirms benefits of biofuels'