That's true, but it still takes massive amounts of water, fertilizer and other resources to make it....and some argue that it's also using up land that would otherwise be producing food, and farmers are choosing the more lucrative ethanol crops. Ethanol won't ever be a total solution, but until an alternative low/zero emission energy source (that can be produced 100% with the same) is created/discovered....ethanol is a decent supplement to slightly reduce the amount of fossil fuel needed.SuperMat64 said:The corn used to make Ethanol is not corn made for human. It's cheap corn for beasts and making ethanol.
Hmm..I think that we've been through this before on another thread.SuperMat64 said:The corn used to make Ethanol is not corn made for human. It's cheap corn for beasts and making ethanol.
Exactly! and that's what all the enviro-nuts don't get. You don't get something for nothing, there is always a trade off and making any other energy source results in a net loss when you count all the beans. Except for oil because it's already there and ready to go since millions of years ago....1.5 units of energy in to get it...and 30 units of energy out !IceMan said:Hmm..I think that we've been through this before on another thread.
Yep..field corn feeds the beasts we eat. It's a chain effect. Man does not live by corn alone. Use the field corn for the car...and the beasts have less. Make car food in high demand...lessens the beast feed to nourish the meat food to feed the driver that puts the beast's corn in the car. Turn other food fields into corn fields to feed the car demands less food for the man. Only so much land to feed the car then feed the beast that feeds the man..and if you want vegetables with that better put a garden in the back yard....