The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 271
There's plenty of reasons to dislike Obama and his anti-American policies, and
I believe I am as harsh a critic of him as anyone, but giving away too much
money is something that every president has done for at least 100 years - regardless of their political party.
December 11, 2015
Posted by LITESONG:
Ethanol blends do NOT save oil supplies. In my last five, low 87 octane, low
compression ratio (9:1 to 11:1) gasoline engines, using 10% ethanol blend(E10)
lost 8%, 8%, 7%-8%, 7% & 5% mpg vs. 87 octane, ethanol-free gasoline(E0).
Also, oil is burned to make ethanol, ship to blending sites & support the lying
"ethanol in gasoline industry". The "ethanol in gasoline industry" produces an
inefficient product & uses more oil than it can minimally save.
Reply from MARC:
Hey Happy Holidays, Litesong –
I'm glad to hear from you. Frankly, I rely on people such as yourself to help me
keep my ETHANOL CHRONICLES blog stocked with things to respond to, and
the pickings have been very meager the last few weeks. Either people are wary
of crossing keyboards with me or they're busy worrying about where the next
oil-funded terrorist act will take place.
I'm not completely sure what you are trying to say by referencing compression
rations, but to the point that your last five fill-ups did not demonstrate that ethanol reduces the amount of gasoline being used, you are incorrect. If you replace
one substance with another substance then you are automatically using less of
the first substance.
The only way that you would not reduce the use of petroleum oil is to show that
the manufacture of the ethanol requires so much petroleum oil fuels that it exceeded the original requirement. I recognize that you are trying to make that
case by writing that "... oil is burned to make ethanol, ship to blending sites...,"
but taking into account whatever petroleum oil fuels are used in ethanol production it is not enough for your statement to be correct. In case you are not aware
of it, all petroleum oil fuels that might be needed to make ethanol can be replaced by ethanol-based fuels, and this often occurs.