GREET-BESS Analysis Meta-Model (GBAMM)
Plevin, R. J. (2009). Modeling Corn Ethanol and Climate: A critical comparison of the BESS and GREET models. Journal of Industrial Ecology 13(4).
This spreadsheet meta-model compares the BESS and GREET models to understand the differences in their estimates of the life cycle GHG emissions for corn ethanol production.
Download the model:
GBAMM_v3.xlsx (84 KB)
Supporting materials for the paper are available from the JIE website.
An estimate of lime application rates to corn based on USDA data: Lime_Data_1996-2001_v3.xls (36 KB).
For more information on lime, see pages 14-15 of the updated supporting materials for the paper Ethanol Can Contribute to Energy and Environmental Goals.