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Old 01-28-2011, 07:57 PM   #11
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so what is the point of it? LOL
The point of it is corn growers wouldn't make any money if the Ethanol program wasn't government subsidized. If the govt didn't pay the farmers to grow corn to make fuel from, the entire thing would fall apart. Its the corn lobby that got E10, and now E15 to be put into a good chunk of street cars. It'* the corn lobby that got E85 and "FlexFuel" cars made.

It'* all about money for the big man, and nothing to do with emissions and being a renewable source.
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So it was a way of the government to screw over farmers, and to make sure farmers didnt make it them selves and the government didnt see a profit
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The government isn't screwing over farmers. Farmers are using the government to screw over consumers. If they corn lobbyists lost this battle corn would cost less, a lot less. That would make a lot of foods cost less since a lot of things are sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. They also wouldn't have got any of that ethanol crap (E10. E15, E85) sold at stations. Which means cars would cost less because manufactures wouldn't have had to R&D different materials to make fuel lines, pumps, and other things that the E-Gas eats up.
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Well... Its definitely a thinker
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The point of ethanol is so that guys like me who are running high compression and boost can avoid detonation.

I will be running ethanol as soon as I find a good deal on some fuel injectors.
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Your going to need 60# at least.
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Got any for sale? LOL
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Ethanol for race gas with high performance motors is fine. Your common joe blow isn't going to see any benefit at all in his DD.
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Just learned about this in class....
Ethanol (pure im assuming)
BTU/Gal 67,500
Stoich 9:1

Gas
BTU/Gal 110,000
Stoich 14.7:1

Diesel
BTU/Gal 130,000
Stoich ~20:1 or something like that.... just thought id share my fancy college learnins
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Kinda related.

I don't understand why Diesel fuel costs as much if not more than premium unleaded. It'* cheaper to refine since it'* closer to crude oil than gasoline is.
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