The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 262
So, if engine "A" is optimized to run on ethanol (with 76k BTUs) and it gets 30
miles per gallon of ethanol fuel, and you can buy ethanol for $2.10 per gallon;
or engine "B" is optimized to run on gasoline (with 116k BTUs) and it gets 27
miles per gallon of gasoline fuel that costs $2.59 per gallon, how important is it
that gasoline has a higher BTU rating than ethanol? Answer: It's not important
at all, and there's no scientific or mathematical equation that can make BTUs
important in an internal combustion engine.
For the oil industry to pretend that the BTU ratings mean something special they
might as well market gasoline this way: "Gasoline has a gold color, while ethanol is clear and has no color; wouldn't you rather have gold than nothing?"
Gasoline is poison; it's a rip-off; it's unpatriotic; and it's responsible for killing
hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women.
November 8, 2015
Posted by MICKEY SHAY:
Hi Auto Channel! Recently there have been posts by groups like Smarter fuel
future saying Iowan corn farmers are depleting Iowa's top soil. Can you refute
this in anyway or is it true that limited crop rotation is damaging the soil?
Reply from MARC:
Hi Mickey - Thanks for reading our Ethanol Chronicles and for your comments
and questions over the past several weeks.
You bring up a great topic for two reasons: There's the question of soil depletion, which is an important issue; and then you mention groups like Smarter
Fuel Foundation, which definitely deserve to be exposed.
I'll address the soil issue first: The oil industry and their paid assassins have
made it a habit to focus on a problematic point and make it seem as if ethanol
(and other alternative fuels) are the sole cause of the problem. The issue of
corrosion is a great example. Big Oil spreads exaggerated information about
ethanol being corrosive and causing engine damage. As I've stated on a number of occasions, all liquids are corrosive, including and especially water. Air,