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Old 04-09-2007, 08:58 AM
Location: Seattle, WA..Seattle Sucks: GO AWAY!
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Originally Posted by Delaneyland View Post

Here's an interesting start for you hiknap, personally I'm not too fond of it. Among other things, alcohol is a drying agent. In fuel systems of cars, it absorbs moisture, causing rust in the fuel system. It will be interesting to see how the marketing and manufacture of Ethanol from corn will affect the food chain worldwide. MN is a big ethanol state thanks to subsidies...
Ethanol could easily be imported from Brazil, which uses sugar cane for ethanol production. It has been proven to be much more efficient than the corn based ethanol.

Not to mention Brazil has been using it for years now in their vehicles, making them energy self-sufficient. However a very high tarriff imposed on Brazil's ethanol keeps it away from our shores, and the mid-west congressmen who's constituents produce that corn ethanol very happy. Bush refuses to lift the tarriff.

Here is some reading on it:

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Old 04-09-2007, 04:13 PM
Location: Red Bluff, CA
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They should put some up in LA and other California cities so at least some smog can go away.
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:16 PM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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There's a ton of them in Iowa. There's even a few in small town (less than 2000 population).
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