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Old 10-15-2009, 04:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
Sulfuric
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
...which: "...do you wanna EAT or do you wanna DRIVE?"

...especially if corn is the source. Brazil uses a "cultivated native weed" not a food-stock.
It's a little more complicated than that.
For the record, I think there should no subsidy for ethanol and it should not be mandated ever. If ethanol as a fuel can compete, let it. If it can't, let it die.
I usually hate the most pure forms of capitalism, but if ethanol can't compete on it's own, it needs to go away.

My limited research seems to think that burning ethanol to create electricity (hopefully to power cars) is a more effective way to cut emissions.
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