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Re: [RC] (RC] Commute - Hybrid Vehicles - Sisu West Ranch

"... I read that sugar cane is
much more efficient, and does not produce as much CO2, as corn-based ethanol,..."

Ethanol is ethanol no matter the source (corn, wheat, sugar cane, rice, potatoes, grapes, etc.) It reacts and burns the same.

Brazil has a couple of things going for it. It is tropical, no problem starting the autos on a cold morning. I suspect that their agriculture is more human and animal based than the US, this means that fewer galons of liquid fuel need to be burned to produce the ethanol.

Also they have few resources except for tropical, wet agriculture land so they are willing to pay more for fuel. Especially, since with a poor economy they can not afford to import much oil.

Different problems and resources make for different solutions.


Ed & Wendy Hauser
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875

(406) 642-9640



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