Category Archives: Biofuels

This is Feed and Fuel

This is some of the first corn we harvested this season.  It’s sitting in the grain cart waiting to be loaded into a truck.  It will be delivered to an ethanol plant.  That does not mean it isn’t food.  It’s … Continue reading

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Agriculture is Agriculture and We Need to Work Together

There are so many ways for people to raise crops and livestock.  Not only are the products diverse, but so are the methods of production as well as the producers themselves.  Unfortunately there is often a divide between certain types … Continue reading

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Corn Use, Food Prices, and Ethanol

High commodity prices have reignited the food versus fuel debate.  Not that it ever really went away, but with farmers reaping high prices for several months now you can see how it’s easy for those who don’t have the right … Continue reading

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Ethanol Gets More Cost Effective……Again

One of the subjects I’ve been making an effort to learn more about since starting this blog is that of biofuels.  I have to admit, before I really started looking into renewable fuels I was in the camp that wanted … Continue reading

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Biobutanol: The Alternate Alternative Fuel

How had I not heard of butanol being used as a fuel before today?  I subscribe to three auto-enthusiast magazines and pick up the occasional car mag at the grocery if there’s something I want to read, but butanol was never on my … Continue reading

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Ethanol: The Song Remains the Same

But the processes used to make ethanol have become more efficient.  Watch this video from CNN posted on YouTube in May 2008, and you’ll see that many of the same elements in this video being replayed today.  High corn prices, … Continue reading

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Chew on this

Just read an interesting tweet about how ethanol production provides 17lbs of livestock feed for every bushel processed.  Seems to me this often gets left out of the food vs fuel debate.  Sure you can get more food out of … Continue reading

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