A new USDA study indicates ethanol is having a significant impact on green house gas emissions. The last study of this kind, which was released in 2010, found greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol were 21 percent lower than from gasoline. The new research found “a 39 percent improvement over gasoline.” Compared to a few years ago, USDA researcher Jan Lewandrowski says corn farmers are getting better yields and ethanol plants are getting more ethanol per bushel. In a statement, Growth Energy said the environmental benefits will increase when there is year round access to E15.
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