Charter Member of the Sub-Media

June 27, 2007

Ethanol is for drinking. ┬ź Blogging ┬╗


Ethanol fuel for cars sounds nice, but there are significant problems with it as a motor fuel. Biomass waste doesn't give enough energy, only foodstuff biomass, and then you are switching cropland from growing food to growing fuel. It doesn't make sense economically or ecologically.

That's why I like the functional electric car (i.e., what Tesla Motors is developing). No sacrifice in driving pleasure, AND it provides more distance per penny than other propulsion methods. Hydrogen can't replace energy use, it just uses a different medium to deliver energy that still needs fossil or hydro fuels to produce (since the Greens won't allow nuclear), and since it is a medium, rather than a direct transfer, you lose energy in the transactions. An electric car wastes less energy by being a direct electric transfer. Not to mention I could have solar cells on the roof of my garage and house, further reducing the cost/carbon footprint/energy waste/use of the Tesla cars.

Also, the projected Honda Accord diesel is expected to be a fuel-sipper, and ultra-clean to boot. I expect bio-diesel could be in the works for regular diesel cars in another decade, making ultra-efficient, ultra-clean diesels a better choice than ethanol OR hydrogen cell OR hybrid.

Why do US carmakers miss the boat on these sort of issues so often?

Posted by Nathan at 09:04 AM | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)

This could prompt the members, it could prompt us all, and nearly all this preliminary work will be from the method when our team were truly apt to initialize upon the STAR.

Posted by: delonghi portable air conditioners at January 4, 2012 06:12 PM

Many thanks for the great page on this subject that I'm deeply interested in. I wonder if there are revisions coming up? I shall now set a bookmark on your wonderful website for future readings. Skies Miltonia Condo

Posted by: best condo in Singapore at May 10, 2013 06:48 PM

I don't typically smoke but I might start more. Are electronic cigarettes better for you than normal ones I know normal ones are addictive and cause lung cancer..

Posted by: e-cige-cig accessories at July 5, 2013 09:16 AM

I cling on to listening to the rumor speak about getting boundless online grant applications so I have been looking around for the best site to get one. Could you advise me please, where could i acquire some?

Posted by: Women Air Jordan 8 Shoes-white/blue/red at September 10, 2013 07:37 PM

Article writing is also a excitement, if you be acquainted with after that you can write if not it is complicated to write.|

Posted by: Noella Benham at September 29, 2013 08:09 PM

It's an amazing article for all the internet
visitors; they will get advantage from it I am sure.

Posted by: Les Gazelles tÚlÚcharger at April 9, 2014 09:35 AM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?