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GLIN==> How much water will Liberty Renewable Fuels use?



Preliminary indications are that Liberty Renewable Fuels proposed
ethanol production plant at Ithaca, MI is 
planning to use 1200 gallons per minute of Great Lakes Watershed 
groundwater....discharging over half of it to the air as evaporates or steam for a transfer out of 
the Great Lakes basin.

1200 gallons per minute is a potential for 630 million gallons of water per year.

630 million gallons would cover 3 square miles with one foot of water, each year.

630 million gallons would be 84, 218,750 cubic feet of water, or a cube of water
that is over 438 feet on each side, each year.

630 million gallons per year of groundwater is about 2.4 billion 1 liter water bottles, each year.

630 million gallons per year of groundwater is equivalent to 2.78 Nestle
water bottling plants like the one at Stanwood, MI, each year.

For each gallon of denatured ethanol produced, Liberty Renewable Fuels will 
water-mine 5.2 gallons of water from Great Lakes basin groundwater
near Ithaca, MI.

The price that Liberty Renewable Fuels will pay for use of 630 million gallons/year of Michigan 
groundwater, a public trust resource:   $0.00

I guess that groundwater is "priceless," eh?


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