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Now that's a lotta corn
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Jim(MO)    Posted 04-17-2002 at 13:59:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Whadaya think. Can farmers produce enough....


Dave in Mo    Posted 04-18-2002 at 04:45:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry Jim, this article is a load of "cr*p"! It talks about problems producing enough corn....(we can hardly give it away now).....and tranportation of the alcohol..........(how do we transport petroleum now?). I cannot give this writer any credibility. In fact, there's a new alcohol plant build just east of Macon Mo......and it's running full blast.


Mark A    Posted 04-18-2002 at 09:53:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pure alcohol poses problems for vehicles it will be intended to be made for. Most of the old vehicles will have to have their entire gas tank/fuel lines replaced or checked for compatibality with alcohol. This, of course, depends on the percentages of gas/alcohol. And yes, I am open for correction. Another topic for discussion could be the use of organic plant matter for diesel fuel, namely soybean oil. The percentages of sulfur in diesel, I think, now limits the use of soybean oil. If given the chance, I think the American farmer can deliver a replacement for imported crude oil, while maintaining our abundance of food. Then we wont be involved with conflicts in Venezuela, the middle east, B.F.E. etc. This should be our main focus, but I realize new ideas will have to be thought of, and implemented. Please correct me if I am wrong.


Jim(MO)    Posted 04-18-2002 at 10:25:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I agree. Just this moment got a news blast that the senate voted down Arctic drilling.


Jim(MO)    Posted 04-18-2002 at 09:28:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As usual my attempt at a tongue in cheek approach didn't work. I also thought it was a lot of cr**, uh corn, as most of Heaster's articles are. I'm not personally involved with the new Macon plant but have neighbors who are. Started to read , before my wife threw the magazine away, an article about them working a deal with the Williams pipe line which should open up a lot of area. Also some real advancements being made with bio-diesel.


Mark A    Posted 04-18-2002 at 11:03:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bio diesel, thats it. Does anyone know of any websites about bio diesel development? Thanks in advance.


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