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Land usage attributed to corn ethanol production in the United States: sensitivity to technological advances in corn grain yield, ethanol conversion, and co-product utilization

Overview of attention for article published in Biotechnology for Biofuels, January 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#13 of 1,386)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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3 news outlets
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2 blogs
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23 tweeters
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2 Wikipedia pages

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Title
Land usage attributed to corn ethanol production in the United States: sensitivity to technological advances in corn grain yield, ethanol conversion, and co-product utilization
Published in
Biotechnology for Biofuels, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1754-6834-7-61
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Authors

Rita H Mumm, Peter D Goldsmith, Kent D Rausch, Hans H Stein

Abstract

Although the system for producing yellow corn grain is well established in the US, its role among other biofeedstock alternatives to petroleum-based energy sources has to be balanced with its predominant purpose for food and feed as well as economics, land use, and environmental stewardship. We model land usage attributed to corn ethanol production in the US to evaluate the effects of anticipated technological change in corn grain production, ethanol processing, and livestock feeding through a multi-disciplinary approach. Seven scenarios are evaluated: four considering the impact of technological advances on corn grain production, two focused on improved efficiencies in ethanol processing, and one reflecting greater use of ethanol co-products (that is, distillers dried grains with solubles) in diets for dairy cattle, pigs, and poultry. For each scenario, land area attributed to corn ethanol production is estimated for three time horizons: 2011 (current), the time period at which the 15 billion gallon cap for corn ethanol as per the Renewable Fuel Standard is achieved, and 2026 (15 years out).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Indonesia 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Unknown 88 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 14%
Researcher 11 12%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Other 7 8%
Other 15 16%
Unknown 17 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 27%
Engineering 11 12%
Environmental Science 8 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 9%
Energy 4 4%
Other 11 12%
Unknown 25 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 55. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 August 2022.
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#605,940
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#6,283
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#1
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