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Old 07-30-2012, 11:41 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by cessna1 View Post
cobie, you should read through this. It has a bunch of info and on the water issue, only 15% of the US corn crop is irrigated and actual gallons of water used is less than in 1980. I think I read where in Minnesota, golf courses use more water than ethanol plants also. Click on the ethanol, rumor vs. reality link and open the pdf.
http://www.dogpile.com/search/web?fc...+irrigated&ql=
Thnx point taken. However the real n bigger issue still exists. It takes more fossil fuel to produce and ship to market the ethanol than it saves by diluting gasoline with it. Unless ethanol can be piped and not trucked and unless we use a non food crop which requires no irrigation (i kno) or fertilization then ethanol is a total waste of time n money
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