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Title: Energy in synthetic fertilizers and pesticides: Revisited. Final project report

Energy in synthetic fertilizers and pesticides: Revisited. Final project report Agricultural chemicals that are derived from fossil-fuels are the major energy intensive inputs in agriculture. Growing scarcity of the world`s fossil resources stimulated research and development of energy-efficient technology for manufacturing these chemicals in the last decade. The purpose of this study is to revisit the energy requirements of major plant nutrients and pesticides. The data from manufacturers energy survey conducted by The Fertilizer Institute are used to estimate energy requirements of fertilizers. Energy estimates for pesticides are developed from consulting previously published literature. The impact of technical innovation in the fertilizer industry to US corn, cotton, soybean and wheat producers is estimated in terms of energy-saving.
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OSTI Identifier:10120269
Report Number(s):ORNL/Sub--90-99732/2
ON: DE94006309
DOE Contract Number:AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Jan 1994
Research Org:Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; FERTILIZERS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; PRODUCTION; PESTICIDES; PROGRESS REPORT; MAIZE; COTTON; WHEAT; SOYBEANS; NITROGEN; PHOSPHATES; AMMONIA 090800; 320301; PRODUCTION; ENERGY SOURCES