Daily Archives: July 31, 2012


It takes a lot of fresh water both to grow corn and to convert it into ethanol 4

Given the exceptionally dry weather this year, it's definitely time to rethink the mandates on ethanol production until we get some high-volume cellulosic ethanol production online.  Not only does cellulosic ethanol not rely on edible crops for a feedstock, most of the leading processes only use a fraction of the water required for the current dry-mill corn processes. 

As Drought Spreads, Should the U.S. Put Ethanol on Hold?
In an op-ed in today’s New York Times, agriculture and public policy experts argue that the U.S. should suspend its mandate to create corn ethanol because the summer’s drought is putting so m…

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Casino Royale was probably the best James Bond film since the glory days of Sean… 6

Casino Royale was probably the best James Bond film since the glory days of Sean Connery and Daniel Craig may well best be the best super-spy of them all. Unfortunately the follow-up Quantum of Solace was a muddled mess that got screwed up by having too many cooks in the writer's room during the screenwriters strike. 

This fall Bond is back and based on this trailer (never a guarantee of anything good) this could be a winner. 
#skyfall  #007 #jamesbond  

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