I’ve been pretty convinced that switching to ethanol, running cars on corn, is a bad idea. It has looked like a big corporate monoculture nightmare. But I just found some hope. I just discovered David Blume, whose work on biofuels comes from a permaculture perspective.
Alcoholcanbeagas.com offers answers to my objections. If this guy is right…
* There is enough land to feed us and grow fuel-plants.
* Cars can be fueled on a small scale, without supporting giant oil companies.
* Growing our own fuel can help heal the earth.
Given the massive potential for polyculture yields, monoculture-study dismissals of ethanol production seem silly when viewed from economic, energetic, or ecological perspectives.
Wow. What if it’s true? :)