Brazilians paying pennies on the Gallon for Ethanol, while Ameircans get Price gouged

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    The Brazilians are paying pennies on the Gallon for Ethanol flex fuels, while we Americans are being raped and price gouged by American Big three Oil Companies.!!$?!! at the pump.!!$$$$!!
     
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    What part of " Ethanol as made in the US uses more GAS to make then it produces" Don't you UNDERSTAND?
     
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    All of it, actually.

    Why do we make ethanol out of corn?
     
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    Ask Obama. He has sold out to that lobby early on.
     
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    Don't doubt it.

    He bought that franchise from Dole, didn't he?

    Still the question remains...why corn?
     
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    because the corn industry has a powerful lobby? :eusa_shifty:
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Bingo.
     
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    there is plenty of evidence to dispute that opinion

    Is ethanol energy-efficient?: Journey to Forever
    New Rules Project - Agriculture - The Energetics of Ethanol: An Introduction and Link to Studies

    from the 2002 USDA study...

    i feel we need to switch to a more efficient crop though, like algae or sweet sorghum
     
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    I've read that the ratio of energy consumed to enrgy created with corn is 1: 1.34

    With sugar cane based enthanol is more like 1: 7
     

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