Ethanol takes our farm land out of production, diesel fuel is used in the tractors to prepare land, plant crops, sprays for weeds and pests, irrigation costs fuel/energy to pump, more diesel fuel to harvest, trucks to ship it, processing costs fuel/energy.
Our tax dollars pay to subsidize this endeavor.
It was to be done only with the waste material that was to be used but profits high and governments mandated a % to be used so good crops end up getting used. Corn is a crop in high usage; it is used for bread, feed, etc.
This leads to increased cost to feed livestock and increased food prices.
Some made food shortages warnings at the start of this; well we will be seeing higher food prices.
Now we have to worry about our small engines. repairs and additives are also part of the ethanol cost. 'One more cost is to make the additive'
Bio-Diesel project in Owen Sound has cost us some bus engines and is being scrapped. Did anyone think about the energy cost to make the engines and replace them.
1978 Ontario made Boler