RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 68546615 LA English UL http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10120269-p6yhLc/webviewable/ T1 Energy in synthetic fertilizers and pesticides : Revisited. Final project report. A1 Oak Ridge National Laboratory., United States., Department of Energy., United States., Department of Energy., Office of Scientific and Technical Information., PB United States. Dept. of Energy ; Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy PP Washington, D.C.; Oak Ridge, Tenn. YR AB 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.