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Seeking to Understand the Reasons for Different Energy Return on Investment (EROI) Estimates for Biofuels

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College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York, NY 13210, USA
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Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
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Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Sustainability 2011, 3(12), 2413-2432; https://doi.org/10.3390/su3122413
Received: 5 July 2011 / Revised: 17 November 2011 / Accepted: 24 November 2011 / Published: 13 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Studies in EROI (Energy Return on Investment))
The authors of this paper have been involved in contentious discussion of the EROI of biomass-based ethanol. This contention has undermined, in the minds of some, the utility of EROI for assessing fuels. This paper seeks to understand the reasons for the divergent results. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ethanol; EROI; corn-based; cellulosic Ethanol; EROI; corn-based; cellulosic
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Hall, C.A.; Dale, B.E.; Pimentel, D. Seeking to Understand the Reasons for Different Energy Return on Investment (EROI) Estimates for Biofuels. Sustainability 2011, 3, 2413-2432.

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