E&E News reports on study: Ethanol decreases greenhouse gas emissions

Ethanol backers are cheering a new industry-funded study that suggests the corn-based fuel is better for tackling climate change than its critics contend, just as the Biden administration considers how aggressively to pursue biofuels.

Researchers at two Boston-area universities and Environmental Health & Engineering Inc. said corn-based ethanol can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46% compared with gasoline and even as much as 61% in some situations. And the research casts doubt on complaints that biofuel mandates spur conversion of environmentally sensitive land to corn.

Read the full article by Marc Heller