Here are some pictures from the “Energy Independence Rally” yesterday at the Missouri State Capitol.
The sudden interest of private companies wanting to invest in ethanol plants is causing some consternation in the midwest.
After noon Mass today I happened upon an ethanol rally at the state Capitol.
An economist who makes his living forecasting the future of oils and oilseeds says that the supply of fats and oils in the world is not enough to keep pace with demand.
Demand for ethanol is up and it is becoming evident that domestic production will not be able to supply it all. So, the possibility of lifting the current import duty on ethanol, particularly from Brazil, is being raised in Washington.
This NY Times article is all about how turning corn in to ethanol requires natural gas and the research that is being done to turn ethanol into more cost-effective energy alternative
The headline for the article is “Wall Street storms the Corn Belt to build new ethanol plants”
Here’s an addition to the editorials pages about ethanol
Ethanol is fueling editorial fodder nationwide
Here is a link to today’s Washington Farm Report in the Des Moines Register which discusses the research into how much energy it takes to make ethanol from corn.