brandonppr· Premium Member
I agree with you there but it doesn't seem to me like the eviromental nuts are even wanting anthing to do with E85. The goverment does not seem like they are really wanting it too much. I think consumers are interested in it though. I think we need to push for more movement in E85. They could keep up with demand if they worked on it more but it seems like the progress is moving really slow and the only ones intrested are consumers and automakers not the goverment. But I think automakers are being held back by the fact that the infrastructer is being held back. If the automakers could optimize the cars for E85 I think we could see some impressive HP numbers as well as lower emmisions and on top of that keeping the money in the USA. If the infrastructure was there why could they not make the machinery run on E85 as well?There's only one E85 pump in all of Nashville. The infrastructure is just not there.
Plus I dont' think ethanol is economical as a corn-based product. We need a switchgrass based ethanol production system as it requires less energy input for the same output of ethanol.
Would also keep corn prices from skyrocketing. They already literally are having food problems in Mexico because people can't afford corn tortillas anymore.