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NEWS UPDATE January 29, 2013

Rising use of corn ethanol stresses Midwestern groundwater

Elizabeth Harball, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted January 29, 2013

Biofuel production is often touted as a boon to rural development, but a University of Iowa engineering professor is worried about the effect of corn ethanol plants on his and other states’ water supplies. At a biofuels energy symposium hosted by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies last week in Washington, D.C., professor Jerald Schnoor said corn ethanol production facilities require large quantities of high-purity water during the fermentation process. [ read more … ]

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