How much corn does it take to make a gallon of ethanol?
Through research performed at Cornell University, we know that 1 acre of land can yield about 7,110 pounds (3,225 kg) of corn, which can be processed into 328 gallons (1240.61 liters) of ethanol. That is about 26.1 pounds (11.84 kg) of corn per gallon.
How many gallons of ethanol are in a bushel of corn?
Starch can be rather easily processed to break it down into simple sugars, which can then be fed to yeast to produce ethanol. Modern ethanol pro- duction can produce approximately 2.7 gallons of fuel ethanol per bushel of corn.
How much of US corn production is used for ethanol?
Roughly 40 percent of the U.S. corn crop is refined into ethanol.
How much corn ethanol is produced annually?
Ethanol production capacity is 14.7 billion gallons in 2015 up from 10.6 billion gallons per year in 2009 (eia.gov).
How much does a gallon of ethanol cost?
|Ethanol||2.22||USD per Gallon|
|Heating Oil||56.27||USD per 100 Liter|
|Coal||149.00||USD per Ton|
|RBOB Gasoline||2.31||USD per Gallone|
Is making fuel from corn a good idea?
Corn grain makes a good biofuel feedstock due to its starch content and its comparatively easy conversion to ethanol. Under the renewable fuel standard set by Congress in 2007 (RFS-2), grain-based ethanol can make up 15 billion gallons of the 36 billion gallon-per-year requirement.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of corn ethanol?
8 Pros and Cons of Corn Ethanol
- Improved Energy Balance.
- Lesser Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
- Great Oil Alternative.
- Effect on Fuel Consumption.
- Shipping and Exportation Issues.
- Environmental Hazards.
- Effect on Food Production.
How many gallons of water does it take to make one gallon of ethanol?
Today, producing one gallon of ethanol requires about 3.5 gallons of water. That’s a little more than it takes to process a gallon of gasoline.
What are the conversion factors for corn to ethanol?
Ethanol Conversion Factors. Commodity Conversion Factor Barley 1.4 gallons per bushel Corn 2.5 gallons per bushel Grain Sorghum 4.3 gallons per hundredweight Wheat 2.8 gallons per bushel Switchgrass 70 gallons per dry ton.
How much ethanol is in a bushel of barley?
Ethanol Conversion Factors Commodity Conversion Factor Barley 1.4 gallons per bushel Corn 2.5 gallons per bushel Grain Sorghum 4.3 gallons per hundredweight Wheat 2.8 gallons per bushel Switchgrass 70 gallons per dry ton Biodiesel Conversion Factors
Is there a life cycle analysis of corn-based ethanol?
A Life-Cycle Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Corn-Based Ethanol. Report prepared by ICF under USDA Contract No. AG-3142-D-17-0161. September 5, 2018. Persons with Disabilities
Ethanol: Weekly spot bids FOB the ethanol plant reported as $/gallon. Distiller grains: Weekly spot bids FOB the ethanol plant reported as $/per ton. Protein content 28-30% for most distiller grains on a dry matter basis.