Other than the corn farmers and the EPA, is there anybody that actually likes the stuff?
I don't know. My friend tunes all of his performance cars to run on E85 and he produces some big numbers. His '99 Impreza lays down 420 HP at the wheels running on corn, so.Scottie
not to mention it'll dissolve every kind of rubber known to man except nitrile rubber.
Or use them as fuel to heat the corn mash in your still....
If you get about 30% less economy you do the math. I think grain based ethanol is one if the greatest hoaxes ever pulled off on the public.
It was a way to pay off large campaign contributors & keep them contributing. Also a way for our idiot government to convince other idiots that they were "doing something" about our "energy problem". Whatever the government does or takes over, it costs 10X the estimates & never solves the problem it was supposed to solve. And never goes away. We HAVE no energy policy; never have & never will.
Whatever the government does or takes over, it costs 10X the estimates & never solves the problem it was supposed to solve. And never goes away.
This isn't dead in the water...Just a pause in the debate..E15 is a fuel blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline that the EPA has approved for use in 2001-and-newer passenger vehicles but not for motorcycles, ATVs, boats, lawn mowers and other small engines. Ethanol is grain alcohol produced from crops such as corn that is mixed with gasoline to produce an ethanol-gasoline blend motor fuel. "The bottom line," said Allard, "is that this decision certainly slows the unnecessary rush on bringing E15 fuels to market for at least the next year, but it doesn't address the central issue that real-world motorcyclists face, and that is that no motorcycle currently on the road is approved for E15 use, and the risk of inadvertent misfueling is tremendous once it is available at the pump.
I am not sure that it is a pause in the debate because here to now it's not a debate. It is a monologue from the government
Wow, another thread gone sour with jaded opinions......Accept that market forces alone would be chaotic and inhibit the development of our national transportation system.
I am not sure that it is a pause in the debate because here to now it's not a debate. It is a monologue from the government[/quoteaa polite(politic) way to say "dictating" how it shall be?]
........Who will you be commanding when Mad Max comes knocking on the hatch?.........
Oh, and here's a better corn related thing that we have here in town from the seed corn industry that you may not have seen before. Those piles are corn cobs.
Send 'em here! I use ground-up corn cobs as polishing media in my brass tumblers on my reloading bench.
I don't know about you Boy Scout, but, I've got a hardened, class 4, command center buried in my yard. I'm ready for "the end times".
Walnut shells work dandee as well ...... and it seems like those darn things NEVER wear out!
Or a superstorm..... Or even a Zombie apocalypse ! This might beat fighting in gas lines for two weeks without electricity, so you can get heat to the house. NOT fun . Of course, you might be fighting in line with the Beavers ?! But..... Ummmmmmm....... Winter project ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6e3CprVTi8 http://www.woodgas.net/files/FEMA_emergency_gassifer.pdf
Ground walnut shells do a good job of cleaning, but leave a matte, almost bead-blasted finish, in my experience. If you really want your brass to sparkle and shine, you use corncob with 2-3 capfuls of brass polish worked into it.
I never thought of using corncobs to polish my brass.
That is freaking awesome! I downloaded the PDF immediately. Scottie
Now to design the support bracketry ...... up high above the rear wheel of my B5 ?
I was thinking of in the bed of 4 cylinder pick up. Scottie