Ethanol Production

Currently, most ethanol is produced from biomass feedstocks (primarily corn and sugar cane), and some fossil fuel is used to drive the conversion and purification processes. However, ethanol could also be made from fossil feedstocks.

Average Efficiency: 37.69%

INPUTS

Carrier Exergy Flux (J/s) Carbon Flux (g/s) Citations
Pipeline Natural Gas 8.089e+09 1.201e+05
Mined Coal 1.092e+10 3.276e+05
Solid Biofuel 5.460e+10 1.365e+06
TOTAL 7.361e+10 1.813e+06

OUTPUT

Carrier Exergy Flux (J/s) Carbon Flux (g/s) Citations
Atmosphere 0.000e+00 1.324e+06
Ethanol 2.774e+10 4.883e+05
TOTAL 2.774e+10 1.813e+06