[Diy_efi] Is E85 worth it?

Bobby Yates Emory liberty1
Fri Aug 25 14:53:07 UTC 2006



Ethanol is a solvent that makes your money disappear, only to reappear in
the corporate coffers at ADM.  :-)


On 8/25/06, Steve Ravet <Steve.Ravet at arm.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: diy_efi-bounces at diy-efi.org
> > [mailto:diy_efi-bounces at diy-efi.org] On Behalf Of Gary
> > Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 8:51 AM
> > To: diy_efi at diy-efi.org
> > Subject: Re: [Diy_efi] Is E85 worth it?
> >
> > To figure the true cost of this scam at the pump, you need to
> > include the tax $$$ that subsidize the production of ethanol
> > (or E85). IOW, at the present, this is not a very cost
> > effective alternate fuel.
> Farming is petroleum intensive work, with diesel fuel for equipment,
> petroleum based fertilizers and pesticides.  Then add the fact that
> ethanol can't go in a pipeline and has to be hauled everywhere by truck.
> If you have to burn a gallon of diesel to make and transport a gallon of
> ethanol then it's not very "hydrocarbon effective" either.  E85 is about
> corporate welfare, and farming welfare queens.
> --steve
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Toward freedom,

Bobby Yates Emory

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