In 2011, ethanol production will reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 105 million tons worldwide according to new data released by (S&T)2 Consultants Inc. This is equivalent to a reduction of more than 287,000 tons every day.
"This data supports what corn farmers across the country have known for many years now: ethanol is an environmentally responsible, affordable, domestic energy source," says National Corn Growers Association President Bart Schott, a grower from Kulm, ND. "With more conclusive evidence coming to light each day, it becomes more and more obvious that ethanol is a key to meeting not only our own, but the world's, energy needs."
The data, announced in a press release sent by the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), was released as the biofuels industry gathered for the annual World Biofuels Markets conference. GRFA is a non-profit group dedicated to promoting biofuel-friendly policies. Alliance members represent more than 65% of the global biofuels production from 44 countries.