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NEWS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

 

Contact: Jeffrey Goettemoeller, 402-617-9118

prairieoakpub[at]gmail.com

 

 “…my very sincere congratulations and admiration. Your book is a very useful and insightful overview of a complex and promising new technology.”

—Bill Kovarik, Ph.D., Radford University School of Communication

Coauthor, The Forbidden Fuel: Power Alcohol in the Twentieth Century

 

Is Ethanol Good for America?

 

December 2007 — The age of cheap oil is over and we must find alternatives. Our energy security is at risk. Can fuel ethanol reduce our dependence on oil? The authors of a new book, Sustainable Ethanol, consider this questionby exploring the past, present, and future of ethanol fuel.   

 

Ethanol is a domestically produced alternative to gasoline, but is it truly renewable? Skeptics worry about the fossil fuels and corn kernels used in the ethanol production process. Farmers and ethanol producers, however, are becoming more efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels. Cellulosic ethanol will accelerate this trend. At the same time, automakers are designing a new generation of hybrid and flex-fuel vehicles that will take full advantage of ethanol’s high octane for better fuel economy.

 

Sustainable Ethanol is about the technological advances making ethanol better for our environment and economy. It will help the reader make sense of the energy problem and the role ethanol can play in our transportation system.

 

The Goettemoeller brothers, with backgrounds in environmental remediation, philosophy, theology, and sustainable agriculture, have always been passionate about the natural world and how society might best sustain the good life over the long term. Residing in Missouri’s corn-belt, they lived through the farm crisis of the 1980’s and the birth of a thriving ethanol industry. Jeffrey Goettemoeller, horticulturalist and author of Stevia Sweet Recipes: Sugar-Free—Naturally, received his degree from NorthwestMissouri State University, followed by seminary studies. Adrian Goettemoeller is a geologist and environmental scientist with degrees from Northwest Missouri State and the University of Iowa.

 

Sustainable Ethanol is available from www.ethanolbook.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, or contact Prairie Oak Publishing: prairieoakpub@gmail.com.

 

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Sustainable Ethanol: Biofuels, Biorefineries, Cellulosic Biomass, Flex-Fuel Vehicles, and Sustainable Farming for Energy Independence by Jeffrey Goettemoeller and Adrian Goettemoeller. 2007, Original Edition, 6 x 9, 196 pages. ISBN 978-0-9786293-0-4.  $17.00.

 

Prairie Oak Publishing

prairieoakpub[at]gmail.com

www.prairieoakpublishing.com

Phone: (402) 617-9118             

Fax: (866) 790-3987


 

NEWS RELEASE #2

 

For Immediate Release

 

Contact: Jeffrey Goettemoeller, 402-617-9118

prairieoakpub[at]gmail.com

 

Setting the Record Straight about Ethanol

 

December 2007 — In their new book, Sustainable Ethanol, the Goettemoeller brothers clear up some misconceptions about today’s fuel ethanol industry.

 

Myth #1:

“Ethanol always gets worse fuel economy compared to gasoline.”

Find out about technologies that could eliminate the ethanol fuel economy deficit in Flex-Fuel vehicles and discover why E10 (10% ethanol) actually boosts fuel economy in some cars!

 

Myth #2:

“It takes more fossil energy to make a gallon of ethanol than we can replace by using that gallon.” 

Find out why ethanol’s fossil energy replacement ratio is actually positive, improving rapidly, and why other metrics such as petroleum replacement ratio give a better picture of ethanol’s benefit to society.

 

Myth #3:

“Increasing ethanol production is making world hunger worse.”

The opposite may be true in some developing countries where farmers are better able to make a living with higher grain prices. Also, perennial crops could help restore worn-out soils while providing the raw material for cellulosic ethanol.

 

Myth #4:

“Ethanol can’t be shipped by pipeline.”

The obstacles to shipping ethanol by pipeline can be overcome. Find out about successful Brazilian ethanol pipelines, U.S. tests involving ethanol transport in an existing multi-product pipeline, and the possibility of dedicated ethanol pipelines in the U.S.

 

Myth #5:

“We can’t make enough ethanol to make a real difference.”

It will take many different technologies working together to replace imported oil. Find out why ethanol and other biofuels have the potential to make a significant difference as we move beyond corn kernels to more plentiful cellulosic energy crops and waste materials as feedstocks.

 

Sustainable Ethanol is available from www.ethanolbook.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, or contact Prairie Oak Publishing: prairieoakpub@gmail.com.

 

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Sustainable Ethanol: Biofuels, Biorefineries, Cellulosic Biomass, Flex-Fuel Vehicles, and Sustainable Farming for Energy Independence by Jeffrey Goettemoeller and Adrian Goettemoeller. 2007, Original Edition, 6 x 9, 196 pages. ISBN 978-0-9786293-0-4.  $17.00.

 

Prairie Oak Publishing

prairieoakpub[at]gmail.com

www.prairieoakpublishing.com

Phone: (402) 617-9118             

Fax: (866) 790-3987