Bioelectricity promises more ‘miles per acre’ than ethanol



Researchers have found that it is considerably more efficient to convert biomass to electricity than to ethanol.

A small SUV powered by bioelectricity could travel nearly 14,000 highway miles on the net energy produced from an acre of switchgrass, while a comparable internal combustion vehicle could only travel about 9,000 miles on the highway.

Additionally, creating bioelectricity produces way less carbon emissions that with ethanol.


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