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  • Jon Jon May 30, 2008 9:23 AM Flag

    Ethanol the big lie

    Who cares...ethanol would not be used in jet fuel applications.

    Ethanol - (ethyl alcohol) cannot be used in any fashion as jet fuel. Ethanol - regrdless of how it is made is very useful as a gasoline extender. Ethanol gasoline blends are sold in several states in the U.S. for motor vehicle use. Ethanol and gasoline are not used in Jets.

    But the gay comment was funny...

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    • Hey Jon, You might of missed my point. Just pointing out how much corn is needed to produce that much fuel. When you get in the corn growing belt, water becomes the precious liquid. Fighting and Greed is what got us here. The solution will be all of us working together. Until we find the magic energy pill. The solution probably lies in a huge variety, including; Corn, Solar, Fossil and anything else we can find. But fighting about it is what got us here in the first place.

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      • No, I got your point, and I agree ethanol is a big lie. But that study is flawed that's all. I sell cars for a living and flex fuel equipped vehicles are basically a joke. It takes way too much corn AND gas to produce the stuff, plus it's a higher octane fuel than regular gas which equates to about a 20% loss in fuel mileage in comparison. All the while, we raise the price of feed corn for farmers who need to purchase it, which in turn raises the price of beef...etc, etc, etc. On top of all that, you can barely find gas stations that sell it to begin with.

        My suggestion: this country needs to legalize/sanction some form of producing marijuana to get out of the econmic disaster we're heading towards. I'm not talking about the kind that you smoke...hemp produces oil that is much cleaner, and contains more energy than conventional motor oil and could be refined into conventional gasoline similar to corn ethanol. Not to mention all the other textile benefits, and numerous other products that can be obtained from the plant. It would not affect the rest of the economy like we've seen with the price of corn. Problem solved.

 

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