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  • The Ethanol Industry: An In-Depth Primer [View article]
    Thanks for clarifying. I think I have heard about starting issues with ethanol blends above 85% in Brazil. Unfortunately we are limited to 85% max.
    Aug 30 06:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ethanol Industry: An In-Depth Primer [View article]
    As I skimmed through the article, I'm finding many false statements. I've never had a problem with my flex fuel engine car in any temperature including severe cold, nor have I heard of an instance where a flex fuel vehicle has had problems, winter or summer. This article also claims that ethanol has relied on tax credits which just expired and could be renewed. The blender's tax credit which applied to corn ethanol expired years ago. The BTC the author is talking about which expired and could be renewed applies to advanced fuels only. Please do a better job of researching before writing.
    Aug 29 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ethanol Industry: An In-Depth Primer [View article]
    Really?!! Are we really going to cover these false claims again.
    Aug 29 02:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • API says delays in setting ethanol mandates are "unacceptable" [View news story]
    Finally, someone that gets it. There are too many stubborn or uninformed people that want to bring up the "people are starving" idea.
    Jun 30 04:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ethanol Economics Gone Wild, But Can The Party Continue? [View article]
    Other than recently, which is temporary, ethanol is less expensive than gas. Yes, even after considering the reduced mileage of ethanol, my calculations indicate E85 is a better buy than straight gas. It is competitive. All areas of the country may not be this way, but with expansion of infrastructure and innovations, over time it will be competitive everywhere. Unfortunately all articles I have read over the years seem to be very short sighted and focus on NOW. The first computer was not a laptop.
    Mar 29 10:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ethanol Economics Gone Wild, But Can The Party Continue? [View article]
    Gas is not high priced because of ethanol, it's high priced because of a lack of competition.
    Mar 28 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ethanol Economics Gone Wild, But Can The Party Continue? [View article]
    Why would you need to drill for ethanol? It's grown and renewable. And doesn't destroy the ocean with spills. Cleaner for the air.

    I don't know much about how ethanol and gas react, but it sounds like something needs to be done eliminate the oil based product or make it so that it doesn't break down. I've heard that ethanol actually cleans the deposits out of the engines fuel system which I suppose may cause a problem temporarily until the deposits have been removed. It also sounds like the problem is not using the fuel immediately after purchase. This is probably the case with smaller engines since they are not used all the time. I've also heard that gas alone can break down if not used immediately, so it sounds as though the problem is with the gas.

    One solution to complaints about ethanol in small engines would be blender pumps which would allow choice for everyone. If you want 100% gas for small engines, that can be your choice. If you want to back something made in the US, you can buy higher blends of ethanol (I do realize some oil comes from the US, but not all).
    Mar 27 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ethanol Economics Gone Wild, But Can The Party Continue? [View article]
    I don't think GPRE is down due to issues talked about in this article. I think it has more to do with the chart and being time for some profit taking after approximately 5 up points from the previous low. Is seems to move up 3 to 4 then down 1 to 1.50 then up another 3 to 4. Higher lows and higher highs. Obviously at some point this will end, but enjoying the ride from much lower levels.
    Mar 25 11:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ethanol Economics Gone Wild, But Can The Party Continue? [View article]
    In my world, ethanol works great in my air cooled engines as well as engines owned by everyone else I know. Don't know what world you're from.
    Mar 25 09:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ethanol Economics Gone Wild, But Can The Party Continue? [View article]
    The gunk is gas/oil not ethanol.
    Mar 25 09:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ethanol Economics Gone Wild, But Can The Party Continue? [View article]
    Again, there is no such thing as a 10% blend wall. The problem we face is the unwillingness by the obligated parties to allow choice at the pump. Something needs to be done to require installation of blender pumps to allow the pull of product rather than pushing it by use of the
    RFS.
    Mar 25 09:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ethanol Economics Gone Wild, But Can The Party Continue? [View article]
    Why would they want to fatten their people with starch from corn? Seems to make more sense to feed the people with the protein and use the unhealthy portion for fuel.
    Mar 25 09:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Farmland Bubble: Fuel Prices May Trigger Collapse [View article]
    Sounds like ethanol is actually good for our health. The more corn is used for ethanol, the less starch and syrup is available to make us fat and give us diabetes.
    Feb 23 03:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Farmland Bubble: Fuel Prices May Trigger Collapse [View article]
    Hopefully your not referring to me about being a corn farmer - I'm not.

    I think many people out there understand how important it is to support our neighbors and friends. It supports our economy and in the long run support everyone. I just don't like supporting people from other countries that don't care for us. Corn ethanol may not be the best way to make a homegrown fuel, but it is the best we have now, so why not support it. With innovations over time we will get to something better. It just takes time.

    If concerned about ethanol harming your car, don't use it. But don't bash other peoples choice.
    Feb 23 03:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Farmland Bubble: Fuel Prices May Trigger Collapse [View article]
    Not calling you stupid, just don't understand the problems there with no problems here. I talk to people that work on cars/trucks all the time and ask if they see problems with ethanol, but there never seems to be an issue around here. As I mentioned, never any problems with small engines over the last thirty years either. I just think stations should be required to convert their pumps to blender pumps over time. The great thing with blender pumps is that people that don't like ethanol don't have to use it and people that want to use it can. Everyone should have a choice. The problem is that I don't always have a choice since there is an 85% gas mandate.
    Feb 23 02:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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