Re: Drivers Try E85 - Including Some that Don't Drive Flex-Fuel Vehicles
I guess I'm not so much against ethanol, as I am against corn-based ethanol. As Wayne pointed out, the numbers just don't add up. The reason Brazil is doing so well with their sugar cane, is that the EROI on that crop is about 8 (EIGHT).
Purportedly, the EROI for other crops they're looking into like switch grass, while not as good as sugar cane's, will be much better than corn's... When we switch to them, away from corn, I'm sure a lot of us will feel a lot better about ethanol.
I eat my corn and burn my oil.
If you make me burn my corn, what am I going to eat?