I knew it was bad – but not this bad:
“And a corn price spike can put upward pressure on the price of ethanol, which consumes more than a third of the U.S. harvest.”
I’ve never filled my car with more than 10% ethanol – and usually less than that. But already more than 1/3 of the US corn harvest is being directed to ethanol production. I’m guessing the algae and switch grass ethanol solutions don’t provide the bulk of US needs – but I think this is reason to re-think our corn-based ethanol subsidies. Where would it end? How could this possibly be a means to ending our dependence on fossil fuels?