It was an amazing few days for Ethanol news around Iowa. Here’s a story of an overturned tanker clogging the roads...most notably..check out the last section about "replacing any plastic pipes underground because the seeping ethanol would corrode/degrade it. Corrosion is a problem that if solved…will make pipelines possible. Right now, it’s tankers and rail cars.
Our friend Chuck over at Domestic Fuel posted on 89 octane gas at a Hyvee in Iowa…being LESS expensive than the 87 octane NOT blended with ethanol. This caused me some trauma when I first moved here too. I hope Chuck found the folks here in Iowa as friendly as I have.
Here we see that the Northern Iowa Railway company received a big chunk of change to build out some of its infrastructure to facilitate smoother operations…sparked of course by the massive ethanol/bio-diesel output increases and continued growth projections.
Of course the political candidates are spewing about how they’ll do better to promote biofuels, etc. but I don’t believe any of them truly grasp how important this is to our state…and our nation.
You’ll see my blog ETHANOL ALLEY soon offered as a NAV BAR link on this blog. I will begin posting on this site only within the next few weeks. If you visit Ethanol Alley, you’ll still see all the posts from the past and all future ones there as well. It’s just too much for me to manage 2 blogs and 2 sets of this and that.