OK, so how do we get the ethnol to market

Chatting over lunch, at the First Investing in Clean Fuels forum, we have to wonder how many more rail tank cars will be needed in the US if all the extra ethanol has to be made and moved around the country and if they can all be built in time. Given the largest one that has moved to date across US rails was 50 000 gal/capacity (and that was a ‘rolling experiment) that would be a further 700 of the monsters.

It ain’t just the corn…that the president will be short of…

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3 Responses to OK, so how do we get the ethnol to market

  1. Douglas Mitchell 3 February, 2007 at 1:47 pm #

    The infrastructure for transporting ethanol will not catch up to its production levels for a very long time. Frustration over this will encourage ethanol companies and VC’s to fund enabling technologies that smooth the logistics pathway, open up new opportunities and means to move ethanol, and reduce the transactional costs of getting it from point a to b. Right now, it’s about how to make a plant and a gallon of alcohol, not save $3.50 per truckload of raw material or $.11 per gallon of ethanol.

  2. Lee Colin van wyk 14 July, 2008 at 8:29 pm #

    Hi my naam is Lee I want to know where I can buy the information.

  3. Simon Robinson 15 July, 2008 at 9:24 am #

    Hi Lee,
    What information is that then?

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