Sunday, April 29, 2007

Ethanol vs. Water

I've mentioned here before I'm not too enthusiastic about ethanol, especially when corn is used to make it. My concerns are more along the line of corn being what's known as a heavy feeder, in gardening circles, requiring lots of fertilizer and draining the soil of nutrients.

The Sacramento Bee takes a look at ethanol from another angle this morning: What would the growing of all that corn for ethanol do to the state's water supplies? I don't know that I'd really thought of that until now.

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4 Comments:

At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethanol is not a good answer to energy shortage.

 
At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you don't mind, thought you'd be interested. Utter madness.

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=aa7796aa-e4a5-4c06-be84-b62dee548fda

-JMan

 
At 1:33 PM, Anonymous King of Humboldt Co. said...

A. Its been shown that refining corn into Alcohol uses more energy than you get from the alcohol.
B. Kinda of like driving a hybrid, it makes us feel better about ourselves.
C. Maybe the supporters of cornahol should be forced to buy carbon credits.

 
At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mini-retraction, not that anyone cares...

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/05/compact_fluorescent_lights_are.php#more

 

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