Comment 2823

By Tom (registered) | Posted January 05, 2007 at 23:44:45

Concerning ''over 400 times as much energy'', that statement is misquoted.

A proper interpretation might be something more like that we annually consume 400 times as much net energy as we could extract from biomass if all biomass was grown and harvested sustainably from biomass fuel.

Certainly its a mess whatever ratio - corn ethanol is a net energy loser without the value of coproducts produced (animal feed to fatten up our dinner faster). That means a farm can't even power itself with biomass.

I admit I'll have more faith in our future when farmers can produce energy for their own needs at least!

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