quote: Actually, it may make sense in some situations. For example, switchgrass
quote: Actually, it may make sense in some situations. For example, switchgrass :
quote: seriously tired of the partisan politics on dailytech.
quote: Unlike a handful of nations (i.e. Brazil), the U.S. lacks the resources to supply all its fuel needs with sugary food-crop ethanol.
quote: Be careful what you wish for, there are a number of studies that indicate ethanol is keeping the price of fuel at the pump lower than it would be if we needed 10% more oil and refining capacity.
quote: You might also post a link to the subsidies big oil receives. What was Iraq all about?
quote: I wish you would show me where the ethanol mandate requires ethanol distillers to produce ethanol at a loss.
quote: Ethanol is a fuel additive. An oxygenate and octane booster. Refiners are able to produce a lower grade gasoline and enhance it with ethanol. Ethanol is required to be used as an oxygenate to clean exhaust omissions in many areas.
quote: As for Iraq, your proof? Nothing but conspiracy theory hearsay? Iraqi oil is a tired, non-existent punching bag. The closest link to oil and Iraq would be to stabilize production.
quote: I believe everybody understands that having adequate food sources is quite important. We certainly don't want to start importing food in the same way we import oil.
quote: As Ronald Reagan said, it's not what folks don't know, it's what they "know" that isn't so.
quote: Ethanol reduces food supplies and starves kids!
quote: Ethanol takes more energy to make than it yields!
quote: Ethanol costs us a fortune!
quote: The cattle industry warns, "The drought-induced reductions in the corn supply means that the mandated utilization of corn for renewable fuels will so reduce the supply of corn and increase its price that livestock and poultry producers will be forced to reduce the size of their herds and flocks, causing some to go out of business and jobs to be lost."