Sugar tastes better anyway.
Ethanol is a crock of *&$( though and we need to drop it from our energy plan entirely.
One of you will end up here next!
Yet another brilliant proposal from this democratic regime. Crap.
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. ~ Winston Churchill
Obama energy policy = push main breaker of your service panel to OFF.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The Brazilians have it right with sugar cane based ethanol. Much more energy content and no rise in prices because you have corn to clean up the slack.
I would never defend anything Obama says or does under any circumstances he's a worthless piece of Shiite in my book, so here are a few facts.
The production can easily be increased and truth is a slight reduction of the sweeteners in soda would even be noticed.In 2005, the U.S. produced 42 percent of the world’s corn. Over 50 percent of the U.S. crop is produced in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska or Illinois. Other states in which corn is grown include Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Missouri. In 2005, over 58 percent of the U.S. corn crop was used for feed. The remaining U.S. crop was split between exports (25 percent) and food, seed or industrial uses such as ethanol production (17 percent).
Corn is not the best crop to use by a long shot.
The following was taken from Scientific American
Grass Makes Better Ethanol than Corn Does: Scientific American
Switchgrass ethanol delivers 540 percent of the energy used to produce it, compared with just roughly 25 percent more energy returned by corn-based ethanol according to the most optimistic studies.
But for the actual article I am glad to see pushes for alternative fuel, but I do not think corn based is the right way to go. Maybe we can learn from Brazil because sugar for them seems to be doing pretty well.