The Ethanol put down study refured too by many in the above Ethanol replies in the Utilities section is pretty much Biased and flawed. It is biased because if you google.com the authors especially the one from Berkley you will see he is more or less knee deep in oil. Has done a lot of research and won awards from Major Oil companies. Now you tell me why (wink wink) a guy knee deep in oil would knock Ethanol.The info used in the study is old. A lot of corn farmers are now using very little or no tillage for the growing of corn. This saves enormous amounts of fuel and wear and tear on equipment. Thus lowering their production cost. I believe that the cost to produce ethanol is very favorable if you are looking for it to be favorable. Very high if you are looking for it to be high. Like one writer said in a previous reply above if Oil production considered the cost to mine and produce the iron ore into steel that went into the oil rigs and the oil trucks then we could make a fine case that maybe oil production cost 2 dollars for every dollars worth of oil.As We sell more and more E-85 cars and more E-85 gas stations are opened. Ethanol,from corn, will take a bigger bite out of the Automobile energy pie we will see continued attacks by the big Oil boys who have had the sand box all to themselves now for 100 years.Its tough to move over and share but it is on its way for those guys.As it happens there will be more and more of these biased studies for us to sort through. My suggestion is to Google.com everyone of these authors and see where they have expended their efforts. If they are knee deep in oil watch out. Take it all with a grain of salt.JL
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