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corn ethanol, switchgrass ethanol, and wood ethanol consume 29%, 45%, and 57% respectively more btu's of fossil-fuel energy in their production, than they produce when they're burned as fuel [.]
On one side are a pack of war-mongering neo-conservative in the Set America Free Coalition—Frank Gaffney, Daniel Pipes, James Woolsey, Meyrav Wurmser and others straight out of meetings planning regime change throughout the Mideast and Asia.
The common father of this strange alliance is the George Shultz who created the George W. Bush Administration; Shultz's Rocky Mountain Institute with Amory Lovins, like Shultz's Committee on the Present Danger, began promoting the ethanol fraud as a way to attack the nations of the Middle East.
But these neo-cons' major go-ethanol manifesto is signed by a group called the Apollo Energy Alliance, consisting of friends of Al Gore and George Soros, and various "progressive Democrats" and unionists.
Rising demand for corn from ethanol producers is pushing U.S. reserves to the lowest point in 15 years, a trend that could lead to higher grain and food prices this year
Corn prices affect most products in supermarkets. Corn is used to feed the cattle, hogs and chickens that fill the meat case, and it is the main ingredient in cereals and soft drinks.
Agricultural expert Lester Brown reports, “The grain required to fill an SUV’s 25-gallon tank with ethanol just once will feed one person for a whole year.”
While ethanol's power, acceleration and cruise speed are comparable to those of gasoline, pure ethanol has an octane rating of 113, considerably higher than gasoline, which ranges from 86 to 94. E85 fuel typically has 100-plus octane ratings. Pure ethanol is used in many racing leagues because of these high-performance qualities.
Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) is produced by the fermentation of biomass. It is 200-proof grain alcohol, the drinkable intoxicating kind. If you know how to ferment beer, you know how to make ethanol. So that people won't drink it, a small amount of gasoline is added in at the end of processing. On a lighter note, an ethanol byproduct, carbon dioxide, creates bubbly fizzes as the gas is pumped into beverages under pressure to create carbonation.
Originally posted by CUJOCREEP
reply to post by here4awhile
ethanol is the same chemical as whiskey or vodka or the like,itll get ya drunk!!! lol but its not an efficient fuel for vehicles because of the fast burning, its only a good fuel for us humans lol