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Old 02-20-2006, 10:36 AM   #29
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Get a cornulator!

Available on the GM 'Live Green - Go Yellow' website.

The Cornulator calculates how many barrels of oil you will save buy switching to E85 fuel.

That's interesting, but I really got a chuckle when the Cornulator told me the equivalent number of corn cobs used to make the ethanol.

(click on the orange bar, MSN might block the pop-up)

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Old 02-20-2006, 10:55 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by 2airishuman
hey markdoane....
does than danish enzyme connection have anything to do with dannon yogurt?
The largest enzyme producers in the world are Novozyme,

and Genencor, a US joint venture by Danisco and Corning.

Danisco has recently bought out the Corning shares. Danisco is Danish.

The Danes have always been leaders in food technology and especially dairy science.

Despite that, Dannon yogurt is part of Groupe Danone, a French company.

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Old 02-20-2006, 06:10 PM   #31
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excert tonight on MSNBC

Energy analysts said ethanol reduces some oil use. But there have been conflicting studies about whether more energy is used to grow corn and produce ethanol than it provides as a fuel. Electricity — typically produced from natural gas or coal — is needed to operate ethanol plants, for instance, and farm equipment uses petroleum products.

Tad W. Patzek, a professor of geo-engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, said ethanol production uses far more energy than making gasoline and releases more greenhouse gases, which have been linked to global warming. He co-authored a study last year that said corn ethanol requires 29 percent more energy to make than it produces.

The industry disputes Patzek's conclusions, saying the making of ethanol is cleaner and more environmentally friendly than gasoline production.
Environmentalists have not been sold on ethanol. "The greatest thing to recommend it is that it's not gasoline," said David Hamilton, director of the Sierra Club's global warming and energy program. "What is oil dependence worth versus a very high amount of energy it takes to make?" Still, he said cellulosic ethanol holds more promise than corn-based ethanol.

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Old 02-20-2006, 06:37 PM   #32
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I did. it says "not available anywhere in the NE".

why do you suppose that is???
Something sure seems fishy with that for sure.

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