Monday, January 01, 2007

Ethanol and water useage

As ethanol plants are popping up all over the midwest, one of the growing concerns is the availability of water to feed these plants. A very interesting short paper was written by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy that lays out the primary issues in dealing with water. There conclusions are that water will need to have much more consideration given to it by policy makers, local government and ethanol producers in the future as water availability becomes an issue.

Great progress has already been made on ethanol conversion, but more will need to be done to satisfy the public in the future.

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