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A BioFuel Query

So – If a farmer raises a crop of say, soybeans, for ethanol production, what are the fertilizer/herbicide/pesticide regulations on the resulting crop? Do the same restrictions apply? Or are they waived because the crop is not a food crop? What happens to those chemicals in the production of the ethanol? Are they burned as part of the fuel? If so, are those resulting particulates measured? How are they measured?

Anyone know?

Here is a link suggesting that these chemical residues are produced and can be measured : http://www.pnas.org/content/103/30/11206.short

 

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Dandelion Salad has the scoop on new, President issued oil sanctions for Iran. Click their “White House” link, if you want to see the full decree.

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