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Apology accepted

 

I can’t argue the ethanol point at all.  I worked with a group (all engineers) that was looking at building an ethanol plant 4-5 years ago.  We ran the numbers, looked at each other, and decided in good conscience we couldn’t go through with it. I didn’t pencil out on any level except gov’t subsidy, and that’s not what we were there for. Ethanol is a big agribusiness money grab.  The only bright spot in the picture is that it has helped focus people on the fact that we need some kind of alternate in the wings because the fossil fuels will run out eventually as an economical alte, whether it’s in 50 years or 500 years.

 

Shaun

 

Shaun Dustin, MS, PE

Doctoral Candidate

USTAR Biofuels Initiative

Utah State University
4130 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322

sdustin(--nospam--at)cc.usu.edu

435-770-7816

 


From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 5:17 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Bill Polhemus, that was a cheap shot

 

Shaun Dustin wrote:

Bill,

 

What was that supposed to mean?

Yeah, it was. Had a bad day.

But personal "cheap shots" aside, taking food and turning it into fuel for political expediency IS pretty annoying.

Sorry, nothing personal.

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