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Title : Life-cycle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of production of bioethanol from sorghum in the United States
Publication Date : October 25, 2013
Publication Journal : http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1754-6834-6-141
Authors : Hao Cai, Jennifer B Dunn, Zhichao Wang, Jeongwoo Han and Michael Q Wang
Abstract : Background: The availability of feedstock options is a key to meeting the volumetric requirement of 136.3 billion liters of renewable fuels per year beginning in 2022, as required in the US 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. Life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of sorghum-based ethanol need to be assessed for sorghum to play a role in meeting that requirement.

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