posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 05:17 AM
reply to post by hawkiye
You realise this is about more than transport? Oil is effectively the only viable currency in the world. Oil goes, the economy crashes, for good.
Ethanol solves nothing. First of all, as I've already said, the amount of energy you have to burn on harvesting the crop, irrigatation, steam energy
and chemical additions amounts to more than the energy that Ethanol gives you back. This is quite obviously inefficient and defeats the purpose. Also,
to produce Ethanol you require vast amounts of arable land. Ethanol will be useless until celulosic ethanol production is advanced. Even then I doubt
it'll be enough to completely replace fossil fuel.
By the way, your claim that Brazil imports no Oil is an outright lie. Brazil imports 647,500 barrels of oil per DAY
, ranked 18th in the entire
Do your research and deny ignorance
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