MOUNT VERNON — Rising gasoline prices and the uncertainty of foreign petroleum supplies have again turned comsumer's thoughts to a home grown, renewable fuel alternative — ethanol, which is made from corn.

 

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One Response to “Ethanol another choice for corn growers”

  1. Anonymous

    Ethanol is absolutely not, and should not be considered as an alternative to crude oil.n Ethanol is costly in many ways, here are a few.n Raises food prices. Most things we eat rely on corn, competition from producing corn raises the price of most food necessities. Remember, there is only so much land, we can not creat more for producing corn for fuel. Somewhere, some crop comodity must be sacrificed.n As a fuel, is unreliable, damages engines. From moisture issues in gas tanks to the extreme heat of combustion not the best for internal combustion engines. n If ethanol was not highly subsidized by the Federal/State government, price of it would be prohibitive for use as a fuel.