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It also requires energy for the farming.

This is part of the reason why I am bugging Jerome for the specifics of the sugar market. If it runs on European subsidised sugar it might be a question of moving energy from Europe to Brazil in the form of sugar.

Of course if you use humans rather than machines for everything but the ethanol distillation you will probably end up with a energy net on paper. In reality much of it is of course moving energy from people to ethanol, which then can be used to drive cars. More convenient then having people carrying a palankin wouldn't you say?

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Mar 30th, 2006 at 07:02:42 PM EST
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