posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 01:17 AM
I'm not sure if anyone has posted anything like this before I'm fairly new so I'm sorry if it has been discussed already.It may seem odd that I'm
pro ethanol, and I know I will probably receive a lot of criticism from this thread but I thought I'd share my theory.
My First point I would like to bring up is why people do not like ethanol (then I will debunk as best as I can). Number one it is not as fuel
efficient as ethanol. Secondly making ethanol brings up problems like the food vs. fuel debate, and transportation. And thirdly you must have a
specialized car to use it as a fuel.
Alright so the first point is true you don't get as much bang for your buck using ethanol even in ffv's, however the problem could be solved easily.
Ethanol doesn't have as much btu's as gasoline does but I've actually heard a rumor that if you increase the compression you will receive better
fuel economy. I've found it hard to find a credible source to back it up but it would operate a lot like diesel, see in a diesel engine the fuel
gets pressurized so it can ignite. So if you put Ethanol under more pressure it would be much more efficient.
As for my the second problem, there has been new advances in technology such as making ethanol from grass (which also has a much higher yield) which
would help settle the food vs. fuel debate. Why waste your grass clippings?
As for my third point and the basis of my conspiracy theory, you do not need a specialized car to burn ethanol (the video below backs up my point). I
personally have run E85 in my fathers 1967 Mustang and the only problem I had to deal with is adjusting the carbuerator so their is more fuel output
(which is really simple) and hard starting sometimes. Yes you could benifit from new fuel injectors/computer but really you do not need it. I don't
know why the public has been scared into thinking ethanol is the devil oh wait yes I do, the oil companies want you to give them all your money and
the car companies want you to purchase their "special" vehicles.
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