Thursday, November 13, 2008

Corn Based Ethanol

An interesting read about the oil industry and refining technology and why corn ethanol won't solve America's (or anyone's energy problems).

This article posits that because corn based ethanol only replaces gasoline, it won't solve the energy crisis because refiners only produce gasoline as one of many products that emerge from the refinery, and that growth in the demand for diesel will pretty much negate any of the supposed benefits causes by supplanting corn-based ethanol for petroleum.

But as most of my readers might be aware, this is only one of many reasons why corn-based ethanol isn't the answer to the country's energy problems.

The Corn Isn't Green

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