Monday, April 7, 2008

Ethanol Statistics


365: Days one person could be fed on the corn needed to fill an ethanol fueled SUV
$100 billion: Estimated size of the 2010 biofuel market.

2000-15000 gallons: Amount of biodiesel produced in one year by one acre of algae
300 gallons: Amount of ethanol produced by one acre of corn

75%: Drop in food prices from 1974 to 2005
$2.20: Corn price per bushel, January 2006
$6.00: Corn price per bushel, April 3, 2008


Sources:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1725975,00.html
http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1315297/algae_can_help_us_move_past_ethanols_problems/
http://www.economist.com/research/articlesBySubject/displaystory.cfm?subjectid=7216688&story_id=10252015
http://www.mfahealthtrack.net/mfa-content/graph1.pdf
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ixWlEKVzYLBv7gFujF5QhIUwtGqAD8VQJHLO0

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