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Old 07-29-2018, 06:58 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Ethanol relies heavily on natural gas to be made so that's kind of pointless.
Some aspects should be taken in consideration, such as the energy output and the possibility of integrating corn-based ethanol production with cattle raising. Feeding the distillation grain to the cattle enhances the weight gain, and the manure of the livestock being turned into biogas that can be used for co-generation (heat and electric power) to supply the energy requirements of the process. Here in Brazil it's usual to either burn leftovers from the sugarcane in that co-generation process instead of using boiler oils like it used to be previously common.
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