Tuesday, April 17, 2007

E85 Fraud

I hope nobody is seriously buying into the idea of ethanol as a fuel alternative. The fact that big players in the auto industry are trying to pawn it off as a viable alternative is just a huge fraud.

If you don’t believe me, do some research of your own. You will find that corn is a poor choice for creating ethanol. In order to turn corn into ethanol, it requires about 70 percent of the energy derived from ethanol!! Sugar cane, cellulose, or soybeans could have been better choice. Are we just stupid? It is a net loser as far as energy is concerned. But don't trust my word, check into it yourself.

Not to mention that all this corn is planted and harvested using oil based machinery. So, it is really an oil based derivate rather than an alternative.

Finally, we do not have good food storage reserves in this country. If it comes down to it, would you rather drive your SUV, or eat?


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