Originally Posted by gearheadslife
not this b/s again.. wasn't we to run out in like 85 and then it was like 97,
then 2004, come on..
ethnol takes more energy to make than it produces.. a fuelcell.. can get it's fuel from water.. and when you take the fuel out you still are left with 100% water.. and the emissions is water.. ethnol is a fools game.. even use'n ethnol to heat the sugars to make ethnol. it takes more fuel to go through the prossess to get ethnol.. than you make.. 1/2 acre of crops makes 22-26 gallons of ethnol.. but you'll burn 37-42 gallons try'n to make that 22-26 gallons.. not very bright.. and wastefull..
Yep brazilian burn the stalks of the sugar cane and run the stihls at lower temps. Since the sugar has a high alchol producing potential it is way more effeicent to make it in there area of the world only. It does not work any where else. It also makes an aweful smoke and polution. They also burn the rain forest wood to make it all work. It is not and enviromently friendly deal.