Selected Resources

The following is in part from a book entitled Sustainable Ethanol: Biofuels, Biorefineries, Cellulosic Biomass, Flex-Fuel Vehicles, and Sustainable Farming for Energy Independence

Selected Resources/Bibliography

Chapter 1 — A Brief History of Ethanol

● The Forbidden Fuel: Power Alcohol in the Twentieth Century, Hal Bernton, William Kovarik, and Scott Sklar, 1982.
● The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power, Daniel Yergin, 1993.

Web Site
● (Prof. Bill Kovarik's web site)

Chapter 2 — Will Cheap Oil Return?

● Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy, Matthew Simmons, 2006.

● CRUDE OIL: Uncertainty about Future Oil Supply Makes It Important to Develop a Strategy for Addressing a Peak and Decline in Oil Production (February 2007 Report from the United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 3 — Economic and Security Benefits

● Contributions of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the United States, John M. Urbanchuk, 2007 (Prepared for the Renewable Fuels Association by LECG LLC)
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● Ownership Matters: Three Steps to Ensure a Biofuels Industry that Truly Benefits Rural America, David Morris, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 2006. Find at
● The Hidden Cost of Oil: An Update, The National Defense Council Foundation, January 8, 2007. Find at

Web Site
● (A project of the Institute for Local Self Reliance)

Chapter 4 — Environmental Impact

● Does Ethanol Use Result in More Air Pollution?, David Morris and Jack Brondum, 2000. Institute for Local Self Reliance.
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Web Site
● (American Lung Association of the Midwest)

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Chapter 5 — E10, E85, and Flex-Fuel Vehicles

Web Sites
● (National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition—Includes E85 station locator, listing of flex-fuel vehicles, and guide for determining if your car is flex-fuel)
(U.S. DOE station locator—finds multiple alternative fuels)
(U.S. EPA—gives fuel economy ratings for flex-fuel vehicles)
● (U.S. EPA—Link computes your cost of driving on E85 and standard gasoline)
● (Ethanol Promotion and Information Council—Promoting the benefits of ethanol)
● (Ethanol Producers & Consumers—non-profit association to support production and use of ethanol)
● (Clean Fuels Development Coalition—non-profit organization to promote new technologies and increased production of clean fuels)
● (American Biofuels Council—coordinates communication & education)

Chapter 7 — Food, Farming and Land Use

Web Sites
● (Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University)
● (USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
● (National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service) (Rodale Institute)

Chapter 8 — Ethanol Production

Books about Home and Farm-scale Production
● The Ethanol Fuel Handbook, Lynn Ellen Doxon, 2001.
● Forget the Gas Pumps—Make Your Own Fuel, Jim Wortham, 1979.

Web Sites
● (Information and links about small-scale, grassroots ethanol production and use)
● (Renewable Fuels Association—National trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry)
● (American Coalition for Ethanol—Non-profit association to promote use and production of ethanol)
● (The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association—Non-profit organization to promote renewable fuels)

Chapter 9 — Cellulosic Ethanol

Web Sites
● (U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Biomass Program) (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
(Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network)

Chapter 10 — Energy Balance

● Ethanol: Energy Well Spent, Literature Review by the National Resource Defense Council, 2006.

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