Biofuel Made From Corn Waste Less ‘Green’ Than Gasoline

Biofuel created from corn waste may not be the clean, eco-friendly oil alternative the United States government is hoping for.

 

A new study has found that fuel generated from harvested corn leftovers creates more greenhouse gases than conventional gasoline — at least in the short term.

The fuel under study, called cellulosic ethanol, has been touted in recent years as a promising successor to current corn-based ethanol. Unlike the ethanol now mixed into gasoline, cellulosic ethanol is made of non-edible plant waste, meaning it wouldn’t divert food to fuel.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/04/22/biofuel-made-from-corn-waste-less-green-than-gasoline