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Old 12-21-2010, 12:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by endurance View Post
Right now it takes roughly 20% of US corn production to produce roughly 5-7% of our gasoline needs.
But corn isn't the only source for ethanol. For instance, the local trash company is talking about building a garbage-to-ethanol plant in their (proposed) new recycling center. It's just that corn is a simple, obvious way to produce it, and as with anything else, you somehow need to jumpstart demand. If you don't have a bunch of cars that can use ethanol or ethanol mixtures, there's no incentive to produce it in large quantities, is there?

As to the expected population increase, it'd be a lot easier & cheaper to just hand out free birth control.
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