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Old 09-24-2005, 13:56   #1 (permalink)
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May 2004 biofuels report on Ethanol E20

http://www.deh.gov.au/atmoshere/fuel...ml#conclusions
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Re: May 2004 biofuels report on Ethanol E20

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I found this report with a google search, the link will not work even though the URL is correct instead it will take you to a search page, just type in ethanol E20 in the search header and the report will show up... for now! Make your own mind up on the benefits of ethanol for your vehicle.
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Old 09-24-2005, 14:33   #3 (permalink)
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Re: May 2004 biofuels report on Ethanol E20

maybe this one will work
http://www.deh.gov.au/atmosphere/fue...nol/index.html
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Old 09-24-2005, 14:42   #4 (permalink)
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Re: May 2004 biofuels report on Ethanol E20

i read the "final report" on E20 fuel, it would seem that the money you would save on ethanol blend fuel you would end up paying out in major repairs further down the track, the engines were showing worse wear after 80 000 km without taking into account for the wear that occurs on startup and shutdown


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Re: May 2004 biofuels report on Ethanol E20

Thanks for putting up a reliable link Revheadron, my intentions were to have readers make up their own minds after reading the report,
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Old 09-24-2005, 17:04   #6 (permalink)
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Re: May 2004 biofuels report on Ethanol E20

thats cool, i just put that bit there just as saying what i interpreted the report to say, i'm not saying im right or wrong its just what i made of it thats all
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Re: May 2004 biofuels report on Ethanol E20

Things that concern me about ethanol apart from engine wear and nuisance things such as carby/injector cleanliness are cost of fuel.

Who's going to sell ethanol based fuels?

Fuel companies - AND they're going to change their attitudes and look after us. Ha Ha!
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Re: May 2004 biofuels report on Ethanol E20

I find this amusing:

- We make heaps of carbon dioxide with our cars burning fuel
- The planet can't handle it and has a fit, destroying the very devices used to extract the fuel out of the Earth
- We start trying to find ways to keep our cars running without using fuel taken out of the Earth
- These new ways still heat up the Earth

What happens if the planet does something to destroy the ethanol plants? And no I'm not a hippy, I'm just describing the problem as I see it...

Isn't methanol (edit: sorry hydrogen) based fuel cells running electric motors the closest we have to polution free?

EDIT: Sorry for the controv3rsial/OT post I'll shutup now
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