A discussion of "Biomass Utilization, Limits of," in the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Third Edition, vol. 2, 2002, contains a peer-reviewed section on (corn-based) ethanol production that concludes, "Corn should not be considered a renewable resource for ethanol energy production." The author, Cornell University Prof. David Pimentel, disagrees with powerful political, agricultural and corn-ethanol business interests (including the U.S. Dept of Agriculture). "The ...

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