189Re: [cornplace] Corn Cost Comparison
- Mar 5, 2007I get a "not found" on the cost comparison you reference. But looking at
firewood at $150/cord and 50% efficiency is a lot cheaper than pellets
at the current $250/ton and 80% efficiency. Likewise coal is less
expensive at 50%.
Corn is NOT going for $2-3 a bushel today. Nobody knows what it will be
next year, it might collapse back to $3 (unlikely IMO) or might go above
$6. That depends upon the government sponsored manipulation.
I am not knocking corn by any means. But it certainly is not a savior
to replace gasoline (BTW, ethanol reduces gas mileage). It's just a
political boondoggle and pork barrel politics.
As for Al Gore, he is so full of lies and BS that his only value would
be as fertilizer.
> Ken, In most homes the corn cost compared to other fuels follows the
> bar graph comparison on http://msnusers.com/AmaizablazeCornStoves.
> Click on Model 7100, Click on Photos or just click on the link below:
> Correctly observed the cost to produce corn ethanol gas/moonshine
> liquor 90/10 is $0.85 to $1.00 per gallon. Accumulate corp, local,
> state, federal, road taxes and ethanol fuel cost roughly $3/gallon
> with farm corn selling $2-$3 per bushel. The cost of ethanol explains
> why OPEC ratchets gasoline about $3/gallon. The feds subsidize Archer
> Midland Daniels with half the US subsidies by paying AMD for the corn
> purchased to refine into ethanol. In addition to federal subsidies,
> loans, and grants, states like Calif and NC subsidize solar and
> renewable fuels at 40% to 50% of actual installation cost.
> No matter your work or political persuasion, the Feds, states,unified
> countries and diversified governments survive and thrive controlling
> one's financial energy with taxes, subsidies, loans, and grants.
> Whole kernel shelled combine or silo corn direct grown or farm
> purchased is recommended as compared to processed, refined, liquified
> corn mesh at the mill or market.
> The working person paying bills is not into the blame game. (S)he
> must control the bottom line. The blame attitude was well worded last
> week by Ali Gore and I quote: "I don't blame individual home owners
> like me. The public and governments are to blame for the polluting
> energy shame."
> Correct my english but does not VP Gore presently accept financial
> reward because he once sat in the second highest office of government
> in one of the most influential and largest of countries? So the
> public is at fault and the government to blame for Al's home that
> produces 1000 tons pollution each year.
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