Originally Posted by cessna1
"26.1 pounds of corn produces 1 gallon of ethanol."
Well that is WRONG. One bushel (56 lbs.) produces 2.8 gallons.
56/2.8=20 so a 25% improvement, still nowhere near the efficiency it needs to be for every car to run E85 full time, maybe if you could get that to 5 or 10 times as efficient it would be practical.
If it can't be more efficient or nearly as efficient it is not much value. For me E85 costs $3.15, E10 is 3.25 and E0 is 3.33, The net price of E85 is much higher than normal gas