Friday, July 01, 2005
Looking at the ethanol industry's website here, they say that ethanol produces more energy than goes into it. I don't know if this is true or not, or just propaganda. Hopefully it is true because we need to wean ourselves off oil, and this seems like such an easy way to do it. And for those hybrid cheerleaders, we could still use hybrids to add even more mileage to vehicles. The only question remaining is whether there is enough ethanol that can be grown to produce enough fuel for the entire country.
Hydrogen should be a major technology in the future, but you're right, Ethanol is here now. And if the Auto industry invests money to develop the technology we wouldn't notice a difference in power, if in deed there is any.