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The Land Use Impact of a New Ethanol Plant

This study sought to determine if corn extensification -- conversion of non agricultural land to corn -- and corn intensification -- conversion of non-corn crop acres to corn or increased yield in current corn acres -- occurred within the vicinity of an ethanol plant. And if so, whether the ethanol plant caused these effects. The study was conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Resources Center and the Institute for Technology Development.

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Click here for the full study.

 
 
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