Info. on Biofuel and Ethanol. "Must-Read" article in San Jose Mercury News,Sunday Perspective Section
Original post made by Dick, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2007
This is a "Must-Read" for those interested in the story of ethanol,biofuels and its production. See the Merc News,Sunday 4-1-07 for a lot of info.. Pages 1 and 6 of section P. Summary of a few issues: It takes about 3gallons of oil to produce 4 gallons of ethanol from corn, 70 million acres of land now used for growing corn would only produce enough ethanol to replace 12% of U.S. gasoline market. "Moreover, the "new" (non-fossil)energy gained would be very small-just 2.4 percent of the market". Also the price of corn, chicken, beef and other corn based products could go up dramatically. Rain forests in South America will be destroyed to grow sugar cane. These are just a few comments on this large article. FIND IT and READ IT!!!!