The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 191
The Irrelevance Of BTU Rating - Revisited
What does this have to do with elephants?
Originally published July 14, 2018
Ever since I seriously contemplated the issue and started writing about the irrelevance in the difference of energy content between gasoline and ethanol for
internal combustion engines, I've had some very funny and spirited exchanges
with individuals who are quick to defend petroleum-based engine fuels (gasoline and diesel fuel). Often, the exchanges are with persons claiming to be mechanical engineers or chemical engineers.
Early on, I would be challenged to prove the existence of any reliable sources
supporting my supposition. As time went by, I would supplement my own deductions with references to previous statements and findings that confirmed my
position. In some cases people were convinced and went on to argue about
other things; in some instances, the references I used were attacked. As I would
add in more supportive sources of information the attacks would become more