Analysis of Lifecycle Water Requirements of Transportation Fuels: Corn-based Ethanol - Model Description
Gouri S. Mishra and
Institute of Transportation Studies, Working Paper Series from Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
Deriving ethanol from from corn grain and corn cob (crop residue) requires water. This report contains model estimates of the water requirements for ethanol based on default or user inputs of crop evapotranspiration, pre-irrigation water requirements for salt leaching and crop establishment, irrigation methods and the efficiencies of conversion technologies, and projected crop yields. Water requirements also depend upon procedures adopted for calculating co-product credits at various stages of the lifecycle. The model characterizes water requirements in terms of withdrawal and consumption, and source – ground water, surface water, precipitation, and soil moisture.
Keywords: Engineering (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cdl:itsdav:qt4gg2g2s6
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Institute of Transportation Studies, Working Paper Series from Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Lisa Schiff ().