Re: At the hreg investing meeting .............
- Perhaps I'm being idealistic but maybe the investments should be
made into the infrastructure and not the fuel. We know that the
highest return of plant material turned into ethanol is grass
clippings (university research). To use what we already throw away
would be more logical than using our raw materials at this
point..Then after exhausting what we throw into landfills that may
give us more time to identify more inexpensive sources. The people I
have talked to (unleaded fuel users)think that ethanol stinks right
now pertaining to performance and MPG's, except for diesel engines.
The food growing loop is experiencing its own troubles right now.
My personal belief is that ethanol will have its place along with
other biofuels for the present. The undying truth that combustion
engines only provide less than 15% of their energy to propel our
vehilces while electric motors can provide close to 90% of that same
propulsion. If we can build batteries that run on bacteria then we
should be able to work on solutions that will take us far into the
future. Perhaps the greed so prevalent today will be stabilized by
education and research. Yeah, I know idealistic isn't it. Bill
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@...>
>investment came up. There is concern that it will not be smart
> The questions of weather ethanol will eventually be a smart
because of the water consupmtion needed to grow the crops and the
fact that it competes with our food supply. The argument is that
the people behind the money are buying the grain land to insure they
can use it to produce fuel even when water is an issue. Apparantly
lack of water and food is not a concern to these investors. I would
like to add that recently I read a report that stated that there are
finding poisons in the organic crops. This happens because they are
using hard chemicals to fumigate the crops for fuel since it is not
for human consumption, but the problem is that they are next to
organic farms and with pollinization the crops that are supposed to
be organic are being poisoned also. I asked about Whole Foods as an
investment and the argument is that when people's discretionary
income is reduced they will just buy the cheapest food
> they can buy. As the price of food continues to increase becauseof competition with fuel and and oil being the way we get to the
supermarkets maybe the price will end up same as people are paying
now for quality food. It remains to be seen. Buy the way the
meetng was very interesting, Thank you for having it. Evelyn
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