SUMMARY OF RESULTS
Ethanol Can Contribute to Energy and Environmental Goals
Alexander E. Farrell1, Richard J. Plevin1, Brian T. Turner1,2, Andrew D. Jones1, Michael O'Hare2, Daniel M. Kammen1,2,3
27 JANUARY 2006 VOL 311 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org
Notes: Current agricultural production creates soil erosion, nutrient runoff, and other
environmental impacts that cannot be accurately represented in energy units. Progress toward
attaining energy and environmental goals will require new technologies and practices, such as
sustainable agriculture and cellulosic ethanol production. In addition, the conversion of land to
agriculture for ethanol production also has environmental consequences.
See http://rael.berkeley.edu/ebamm for more information.
1Energy and Resources Group, 2Goldman School of Public Policy, 3Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley