Is Ethanol a cheap source of energy?



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    While many claim that corn-based ethanol is more eco-friendly and carbon neutral than traditional fuel sources, it’s definitely not cheaper. Ethanol costs about $1.74/gallon to make, compared with $0.95/gallon for gasoline. Furthermore, growing corn to make large amounts of ethanol may reduce our biodiversity and damage farmers in the long run. In many parts of the world, particularly in southern American regions, corn is a major source of food for livestock, and therefore, making ethanol would drive up food prices. Long story short, ethanol has great potential, but at the moment, isn’t very cost-effective.

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    In addition, fertilizer for growing corn is related to the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

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