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Comment: Ethanol vs biodiesel,etc (Score 3, Informative) 224

by voss (#48939133) Attached to: New Study Says Governments Should Ditch Reliance On Biofuels

Both ethanol and biodiesel are biofuels but they are not the same and the economics are not the same. biodiesel is already proven to work and can be made fairly easily from non-food crops or even waste from processing food crops. Even within ethanol, ethanol from sugarcane is far more efficient than from corn. The stupidity of corn subsidies means we keep out imports of cheap sugarcane while impoverishing countries like Haiti that cant sell its sugarcane crop. It also means coca cola tastes better everywhere else except the US.

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