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Zman Member Posts: 7,569
I was reading up on how much energy is wasted in production of various fuel sources.
It looks like with electricity you only end up with about 27% by the time it gets to your house. Natural gas production and transportation leaves you with about 90 %.
Then I started thinking about other fuels.
Propane needs to be refined then liquified then transported by rail and or truck. I have heard people say that liquefaction takes 25%.
Does anyone have figures for how much of the available energy you end up with for all fuel sources?
Pellets need to be dried and compressed then transported. Fuel oil has similar requirements.
Just wondering,
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
Albert Einstein


  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    EROI provides a reasonable estimate of overall net yield (including exploration.)