Even a stopped clock is right twice a day...and I agree with the UN.
The US should stop producing ethanol and kick up corn syrup production.
Think of the children.
You really are the Hog Hunter, aren't you sherm!??!?!?
US farmers get checks from the govt to set aside corn for ethanol.
IMHO making ethanol out of any food crop is BS. It's not environmentally or economically sensible policy. On the other hand using house hold waste to produce biodiesel is an excellent idea.
You need an additive to mix ethanol with petrol , but because of that petrol will now mix with water also.
This is ok if your underground infrastructure is new but if you run old steel tanks which are older than 10 to 5 years which all of those are now
you will have holes in them and water penetration.
Also older style rubber seals will not like ethanol.
Ethanol contains less combustible energy by volume than gasoline. While it has inherently better ability to resist knocking than gasoline... you pump the octane rating you're supposed to use for the compression your engine is designed for - so it really makes no sense to champion ethanol for performance reasons in the common market.
In the United States - with the maturity of our corn agriculture industry and ethanol industry - we really should stop "mandating" fuel blends and let the refineries/gasoline distributors decide the % based on market conditions.
If it saves everyone money to go 100% gasoline in the South - then let them blend it as such. If it saves everyone money for Midwestern gasoline to include 10%-15% ethanol - let them.
Gasoline and ethanol refinement/distribution is a highly regional market and we should let the market reflect those regional differences.
+1. Also ethanol is a more potent solvent and will dislodge buildup in older fuel lines/filters/intake manifold/injectors. Plus it can seriously **** up your emissions control systems. It isn't backward compatible for everybody.Also older style rubber seals will not like ethanol.
Has the U.S ever tried using Sugar Kane instead of corn? I heard that you get far more fuel from it, and it is cleaner burning?
This is common practice in Brazil.
Personally I think we should concentrate on biodiesel and electrical vehicles. Biodiesel from household, industrial and farm waste. Electricity from the nuclear power plants, hydropower if you have it, until something better comes along.
1 - Keep giving birth to children beyond the carying capacity of the land they depend on.
2 - Don't make any efforts to increase the carrying capacity of their land.
3 - Sit and pray from soneone else to solve their problems and make no plans at all no even for short term.
4 - Have no problem accepting handouts and propaganda from NGO's that tell them the situation is someone elese's fault.
5 - See point 1.