Thursday, October 13, 2005

Ethanol revisited

An anonymous person left rather uninformed comments in response to my "Ethanol: still not worth the price" entry.

3 Comments:

Anonymous AK said...

And in all caps. Way to win an argument.

Thursday, October 13, 2005 1:34:00 PM  
Blogger Owl said...

Curious if you have any comments about use of ethanol in Brazil. It is reported the cane process used gets a decent ER/EI.

Monday, October 17, 2005 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Perry Eidelbus said...

I had touched on Brazil's use of sugar ethanol here. Brazil produces so much sugar as a percentage of its economy that sugarcane-derived ethanol is now an economical fuel. That is, it's competitive now because oil has gotten more expensive.

The increased demand for sugar has driven up prices to their highest in seven years. It's perfectly expected. So when someone says we need to switch the country from petroleum to ethanol, he ignores that corn (and ethanol) would necessarily get more expensive. Price controls? Yeah. Sure. But, after all, the person who suggested that also thinks that the senators from New York, Connecticut and California are "big oil's champions." With Schumer screaming "price gouging!" as loudly as anyone, he's a friend to big oil?

Monday, October 17, 2005 11:55:00 AM  

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