Ethanol- A Closer Look

15 03 2007

A short and thought-provoking video.

Money quotes:

“There is just no energy benefit to using plant biomass for liquid fuel,” says David Pimentel, professor of ecology and agriculture at Cornell. “These strategies are not sustainable.”

“The grain required to fill a 25 gallon SUV tank with ethanol will feed 1 person for a year.”

I wonder how much water it takes to grow all of that corn? I thought water and food scarcity was a big problem in many parts of the world. Here’s the coup de grace:

“You won’t go hungry, I won’t go hungry. But somebody will go hungry.”

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