ACE unveils Carbon Intensity Calculator
The American Coalition for Ethanol recently unveiled its carbon intensity calculator.
ACE CEO Brian Jennings says it’s designed to help estimate potential improvements corn farmers and ethanol producers can make to reduce their carbon footprint.
“Carbon intensity when it comes to biofuels goes all the way back to the corn field and how corn is grown, the fertilizer used and the tillage practices. And that kind of scrutiny can create understandable apprehension with farmers, naturally, but even with ethanol producers.”
He tells Brownfield changes on the farm can dramatically reduce ethanol’s carbon score.
“And those activities are worth money in clean fuel markets, so we’re really trying to sort of shed more light on what goes into carbon intensity and the potential upside economically for both farmers and biofuel producers.”