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Here is a link to the newsletter from a coal fired ethanol plant I'm in. In it the manager is talking about water usage to make ethanol and many other things we use. Pretty interesting. Click on the  Nov 2007  in the link and download the PDF.

  http://cornlp.com/Newsletters.htm

 

 

"To accurately compare apples to apples, however, we start

with the fact that about three gallons of water are needed to

make one gallon of ethanol and, for usage and/or processing

that results in pounds rather than gallons, you?ll also need to

know that one pound of ethanol uses .45 gallons of water.

First let?s consider the oil industry?s basic unit of measure,

one barrel of crude oil, which is the equivalent of 42 gallons. It

requires 1,851 gallons of water to refine each barrel of crude, or

44.07 gallons of water for each gallon of crude.etc......"  goes on with other industries....

 

 

I love it..good stuff cessna..

 

 

Looking for his references on those numbers.. ?

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Hey Dan, I really don't know the people at Corn LP too well (just met the manager once for about 5 mins) but I think they have a 800 number so maybe you could call and get ref. Tell'em you have an E85 website. ;D

Marty

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Hey Dan, I really don't know the people at Corn LP too well (just met the manager once for about 5 mins) but I think they have a 800 number so maybe you could call and get ref. Tell'em you have an E85 website. ;D

Marty

 

I think they may limiting themseleves by being "CornLp" ...corn today ..what tommorrow ?

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Whats the yield of gasoline from a barrel of crude?  The general answer is about 19.5 gallons of 87 octane per barrel of crude.  I'm not a math fan by any stretch but it looks to me like its about 90 gallons of water per gallon of 87 octane.

 

Here is a link to the newsletter from a coal fired ethanol plant I'm in. In it the manager is talking about water usage to make ethanol and many other things we use. Pretty interesting. Click on the  Nov 2007  in the link and download the PDF.

  http://cornlp.com/Newsletters.htm

 

 

"To accurately compare apples to apples, however, we start

with the fact that about three gallons of water are needed to

make one gallon of ethanol and, for usage and/or processing

that results in pounds rather than gallons, you?ll also need to

know that one pound of ethanol uses .45 gallons of water.

First let?s consider the oil industry?s basic unit of measure,

one barrel of crude oil, which is the equivalent of 42 gallons. It

requires 1,851 gallons of water to refine each barrel of crude, or

44.07 gallons of water for each gallon of crude.etc......"  goes on with other industries....

 

 

I love it..good stuff cessna..

 

 

Looking for his references on those numbers.. ?

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mpersell, Further in the newsletter it says 6.92 gallons per pound of gasoline----don't know if he really meant lb. or gal. Also interesting what a ton of steel and an automobile take.

Marty

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That would make the water required in refining 87 octane in the neighborhood of 40 gallons.  I cannot believe we would sacrifice 3 gallons of water for ethanol when we could sacrifice 40 gallons for the oil company!

 

Now we need a good comparison of tax break and incentive dollars per gallon of gas per gallon of ethanol.

 

mpersell, Further in the newsletter it says 6.92 gallons per pound of gasoline----don't know if he really meant lb. or gal. Also interesting what a ton of steel and an automobile take.

Marty

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