Yeeeeah… Let’s Burn Our Food & Leave The Fuel In The Ground

How apropos that we threw together the below ShopJob a little over 24 hours ago. It goes PERFECTLY with the idiocy being exposed over at Rev. Anthony’s WUWT. As we’ve been screaming since the Moronic Marxists™ mandated that we start wasting perfectly good food by turning into fuel:

F.E.T.E.

PS: As always, please leave the “colorful invective” over here and NOT at WUWT. Thanks.

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Elephant Man
Elephant Man(@elephant-man)
March 5, 2011 19:01

Speaking of debacles, another of NASA’s “GLORY” global warming research satellites met a watery fate. I wonder what kind of ‘carbon footprint” that left…… NASA research satellite plunges into the sea Between the “cornholing” we’re getting with this ethanol fiasco and the all the taxpayer money getting dumped into the “GLORY hole”, we’re getting royally screwed. And yes, the lame… Read more »

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher(@vonzorch)
March 5, 2011 19:27

Nothing wrong with ethanol, but it’s for :em03: , not use as a motor fuel.

Guest
March 6, 2011 08:40

Ethanol has become another form of government crack that addicts Americans, in this case farmers. The government gives farmers a guaranteed price for a bushel of corn so now they are basically welfare queens. Why grow anything else and take the risk that the bottom could fall out when you have Uncle Sugar guaranteeing you a price that’s usually above… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy(@terribletroy)
March 6, 2011 09:20

Light29ID says: The government gives farmers a guaranteed price for a bushel of corn so now they are basically welfare queens. Well Im thinking this year some of those “queens” may be regretting going the “government” route. Corn was trading at 7 dollars a bushel a month or so ago. I believe the normal rate was 4 dollars. Given that… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator(@gladiator)
March 6, 2011 09:36

Signs that you may have run your engine on contaminated e10 fuel:
Stalling, hesitation, inability to start engine; Vapor lock or fuel starvation; Corrosion and rusting of engine parts; Clogging of fuel and water separator filters; Piston/bore failure through knock/pre-ignition; Damaged fuel pump; Reduced octane symptoms;

EAT CORN, DONT BURN IT

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.(@cheapshot911)
March 6, 2011 09:53

How much money does it take to save money?
To burn e10, alllllll ya gotta do is,,,,, WHAT?

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator(@gladiator)
March 6, 2011 10:58
LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator(@gladiator)
March 6, 2011 11:04

Under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, the U.S. must use 11.1 billion gallons of ethanol in 2010, rising to 36 billion by 2022. Industry observers have consistently suggested that production of such a high volume of ethanol may not even be possible, whether or not it may be good policy. E85, the fuel that has 85 percent ethanol,… Read more »

Guest
March 6, 2011 11:37

Response to LC TerribleTroy @: They don’t have a choice. Once they sign up for the subsidy they’re locked in to the price and are forbidden to sell their corn to anybody else (the Feds and the farmer agree to provide x number of bushels) but to the government at the set price (free market my hairy ass). Even if… Read more »

Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R(@skyechild)
March 6, 2011 12:18

Okay, car guys…question. My Subie is only about three years old. As much as possible I try to stay away from ethanol. All the specs say is that the gas should be 87+ octane. Am I ruining my engine by NOT using ethanol? Is my engine formulated to work better with ethanol?

LC PrimEviL
LC PrimEviL(@gahaze)
March 6, 2011 16:29

Screw ethanol. The answer is butanol.

Guest
March 6, 2011 18:55

I’ll leave the fisking to our benevolent Emperor and the Imperial Council who need to make up hours in their paychecks :em93: for the month. As for me, back to Uncle JB.

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek(@lc-roguetek)
March 6, 2011 19:17

Hey DJ – you still have not explained how burning 1-1.5 gallons of petroleum products to produce -1- gallon of ethanol is somehow a net gain? 10 gallons of regular gasoline is…. 10 gallons of gasoline( plus the costs of manufacture.) 10 gallons of E10 is…. 9 gallons of gasoline, plus a gallon of ethanol, plus the 1-1.5 gallons of… Read more »

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.(@cheapshot911)
March 6, 2011 20:15

Here’s the whole chart, Rogue.
Thorough breakdown of the energy potentials versus compositions.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.(@cmblake6)
March 6, 2011 23:42

And see, alcohol does have other, better functions! Like putting in an edit function for when fumble fingers miss a key!

Elephant Man
Elephant Man(@elephant-man)
March 7, 2011 06:22

Now, we have a Miles per dollar scale, and the crux of the bizkit.

Not to mention, “The Apostrophe”… :em99:

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.(@cheapshot911)
March 7, 2011 08:56

“He told me nonono
I told him yesyesyes
I said I do it all the time,,
Ain’t this boogie a mess!”

lc purple raider
lc purple raider(@lc-purple-raider)
March 7, 2011 10:08

“The poodle bites, the poodle chews it…”

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator(@gladiator)
March 7, 2011 10:12

You can eat corn. You cant eat gas. Nuff said.

LC Proud Infidel
LC Proud Infidel(@lc-proud-infidel)
March 7, 2011 11:30

Just how many of those hallowed “Ethanol Jobs” are sucsidized by the Feds, DJ? The whole damned boondoggle has made food prices jump all over the place! In the Middle East, food prices are one of the core reasons people are in the streets hollering and shouting, prices are going up everywhere they look, all for the conversion of a… Read more »

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek(@lc-roguetek)
March 7, 2011 14:27

DJ – nice answer, but that’s not the question I asked.

1. What is the cost, in terms of petrochemicals ( i.e. Diesel and Gasoline ) to make 1 gallon of ethanol?

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.(@cheapshot911)
March 7, 2011 15:11

Funny how the people who get the most corn are the one’s that pay for it,, that’s,,,just,,, soooo,,, un-progressive!

LC PrimEviL
LC PrimEviL(@gahaze)
March 7, 2011 18:59

One idea keeps nagging at me. With the current level of bio-engineering, why not splice the glucose
producing genes from sugar-cane into field corn?

Then we could have a grain-crop, and a sugary biomass crop all in one, and it could grow in temperate
climates, unlike sugar-cane.

LC Proud Infidel
LC Proud Infidel(@lc-proud-infidel)
March 7, 2011 22:32

If all this damned ethanol was really necessary and if there was a true grassroots demand for it, it wouldn’t need all these Federal Tax dollars HANDED OUT to the industry!! It was tried, and it’s a failure, just like many other things tried out and mismanaged by the Federal government!! “Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons… Read more »

LC Xystus
LC Xystus(@xystus)
March 9, 2011 02:22

The ITW: Gladiator says: BTW- sugarbeets produce far more BTUs than corn, but guess who wont let us import them from South America?? The sugar industry lobbyists? Not quite–it’s their pals in Congre$$ who have the power to distort markets with gov’t intervention. I remember when cigarettes were 25 cents a pack. Nowadays it’s mostly tax anyway, right? Paying more… Read more »

Darth Venomous
Darth Venomous(@sgc284)
March 9, 2011 08:36

Nowadays it’s mostly tax anyway, right? Paying more is good for you!

Precisely! Vice-Perpetrator Bite-me said so! :em38:

lc purple raider
lc purple raider(@lc-purple-raider)
March 9, 2011 14:42

Same with alcohol. Both were treated as “sin taxes” with the idea that somehow their usage should be discouraged. I could see an extra tax on both products to offset the increased health costs involved, but not all none of the taxes levied are put to that use.

FIFY