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Ethanol Gas, Working For America?


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#16 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:42 PM

Politics or no, when it comes down to it, ethanal is more expensive to produce and less efficient than traditional... that is when the GOV isn't SUBSIDIZING the production.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:11 PM

I have trouble being enthusiastic about it.  Until I realize I am helping jobs here. 

You See, SEAFOAM seems to be at least a North American product.

and my local small engine repair guy is very hopeful that people keep using Ethanol without treatments as his kid needs braces... LOL


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Posted June 21, 2013 - 09:47 PM

Which creates more jobs, exploring/drilling for oil or growing corn and producing ethanol?


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 07:41 AM

Politics or no, when it comes down to it, ethanal is more expensive to produce and less efficient than traditional... that is when the GOV isn't SUBSIDIZING the production.

The ONLY advantage to ethanol is it replaces some imported oil and I thought that we werte up to our eye brows in shale oil now.

 

Personally, I wish they would replace the ethanol with Nitro-Methane. When it starts running crappy, just slap on a new head gasket and go. Also, much better fuel economy!


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 07:55 AM

I never understood the logic of turning a food crop into auto fuel. It doesnt make sense to me to take food off the table and burn it as fuel. Why not go with sugar beets, or sugar cane? Both have more sugars in them and are not use as food near as much as corn.

 

My wifes car is flex fuel, we ran one tank of e85 in it. AT the time E 85 was $0.20 cheaper per gallon. With regular 87 octane gas we usually get 350-375 miles out of a tank. With E85 we got about 280 miles to the tank. Defiantly not worth the 20 cents per gallon savings


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