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Oct 31, 2010 (4:19 pm)
It IS possible to disagree without being disagreeable. Let's drop the personal edge to this now, please.
#1032 of 1067 Morass of Misinformation continues from just one source here! ?
Nov 01, 2010 (5:20 am)
galonga you are INCORRECT regarding the basics of the various combustion/calories/BTUs/energy-contents. And your arguments are hereby BEATEN LIKE A RENTED MULE:
you are INCORRECT when you state that mixing ethanol with gas lowers mpg only in certain vehicles.
These laws of physics/combustion/energy-content are hard facts. They apply to all vehicles, regardlesss of their national origin or design or fuel type.
Next it seems like YOU are SO VERY WRONGLY alleging that USA ethanol is somehow chemically different than BRAZILIAN ethanol! That seems unlikely, but hey, bust out the chemical formulae and knock our socks off, galonganator man. Give us some real facts instead of pseudoscientific hogwash.
Next you are talking about ethanol-only vehicles. I think we do enjoy ethanol-only cars here in USA , I think they are called race cars! (?) Galonga, as an esteemed co-member and a gentleman, you are proposing ethanol-only cars for the street in USA now? Please let's first confirm the abject unequivocal defeat of your arguments on the first few subjects before we try to move forward to your next round of misinformation sir?
Nov 01, 2010 (5:31 am)
The purpose of these fora as I understand it is a free and open airing of ones personal views regarding the title of the forum. I assume that these discussions primarily relate to subjects in the world of automobiles in America. One of the posters attempted to introduce
some international flavor by touting another countries' approach to the use of ethanol. The title of one of his posts was "Too bad if the US chose a lousy solution'. I felt this was a bit edgy in that it attacks our use of gasoline (a remarkable substance). Ethanol / Brazil is quite different from ethanol /US. If the subject of his post had referred to ethanol instead of gasoline he would have been right on, IMHO.
I think this forum has completely exposed the folly of our approach to the use of ethanol as a motor fuel; I don't know what more can be said.
#1034 of 1067 Like I said...
by pf_flyer HOST
Nov 01, 2010 (9:16 am)
Disageeing about something is fine. We just have to avoid the comments that get aimed at each other on a personal level.
I'm sure we can ALL get in the spirit of things and avoid the personal barbs going forward, right?
Thanks for your participation and cooperation!
#1035 of 1067 Re: Like I said... [pf_flyer]
Nov 01, 2010 (10:41 am)
Everyone reacts to alcohol differently.
#1036 of 1067 Re: Like I said... [pf_flyer]
Nov 01, 2010 (6:41 pm)
#1037 of 1067 Brazilians lucky to have Flex Fuel Vehicles
Nov 02, 2010 (4:17 pm)
History repeats itself. The demise of the E100 vehicles came about with a shortage of sugar. Looks like it may happen again. Good luck finding E100 if that is all your car will burn.
Sweet could get expensive. Raw sugar prices may rise to the highest level in more than 30 years by March, if dry weather hits the Brazilian sugar crop, broker Newedge USA told Bloomberg News.
Sugar prices have more than doubled since May on concern about output in Brazil, Russia, China and Pakistan.
"If there's less rain than normal in Brazil until March, you could potentially see a reduction in the cane harvest, and then you have a potentially big problem," Michael McDougall, a senior vice president at Newedge, told Bloomberg News.
Also, India may curb its sugar exports as it tries to rebuild its reserves, pushing prices higher. The reserves are currently less than half its preferred level of 10 million metric tons.
"Current prices show that the market needs Indian sugar," McDougall told Bloomberg News.
#1038 of 1067 From Mr Inconvenient Truth himself
Nov 22, 2010 (1:06 pm)
Al Gore: Votes, not science, led me to back corn ethanol
Report: Al Gore Reverses View on Ethanol, Blames Politics for Previous Support
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore reportedly has had a change of heart on ethanol, telling a conference on green energy in Europe that he only supported tax breaks for the alternative fuel to pander to farmers in his home state of Tennessee and the first-in-the-nation caucuses state of Iowa.
Speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank, Gore said the lobbyists have wrongly kept alive the program he once touted.
"It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for first-generation ethanol," Reuters quoted Gore saying of the U.S. policy that is about to come up for congressional review. "First-generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.
"One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president," the wire service reported Gore saying.
Credits for corn ethanol subsidies expire at the end of the year unless Congress
moves to renew the $7.7 billion annual program. Opponents of the corn subsidies say that it removes valuable food products from the table because the U.S. ethanol industry drives up the price of corn.
Reuters reported that Gore attributed a variety of factors to the food pricing crisis that has emerged, but that biofuels
definitely have had an effect.
"The size, the percentage of corn particularly, which is now being (used for) first-generation ethanol definitely has an impact on food prices," he said. "The competition with food prices is real."
#1039 of 1067 Re: From Mr Inconvenient Truth himself [gagrice]
by pf_flyer HOST
Nov 22, 2010 (1:38 pm)
I keep channeling Capt. Renault from the movie Casablanca more and more...
I'm shocked, shocked to find that politics is going on around ethanol