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> The push is on (by the oilman president, no less) to adopt Ethanol
> as a gasoline subsitute. But, as it turns out, the massive
> agribusiness lobbies may be behind it all.
That is likely true, everything government in the USA does has lobbies
> Apparently, more efficient sugar cane produced ethanol from Brazil
> could be pumped into the U.S. at much lower prices, but there are
> high tariffs put on it by the American government. So, will Americans
> dispense with $2.40 cent gasoline for $3.98 ethanol? Will the agricultural
> industries in America become
Ethanol made from sugar cane has the advantage of using bagasse (a
byproduct of sugar cane processing) to fuel the process to make ethanol.
However, the ethanol making process can be fueled by any energy source
that we cannot use a car. Such as wind, solar, nuke, hydroelectric, etc.
The problem is that some ethanol is made using oil based fuels. Which is
just plain silly. Take oil out of the process and ethanol is just fine as
fuel for vehicles. It's the best way to use the existing infastructure.
It makes for a great 'battery' for unusable (in a car) energy sources if