On Dec 29, 11:49 pm, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds" <atlas-
American farmers might be able to use soy diesel in their
not ethanol. Almost all modern farm equipment is diesel powered
The gasoline burning tractors still running are all old and relatively
small by todays
standards. A 200 hp tractor is fairly common now. The gas
burners I remember
were well under 100 hp.
A fair number of stationary power units for irrigation and such
are powered by
natural gas or propane. The rest of the stationary units are
power or diesel. Commercial electric is generally cheaper for
and maintenance but not readily available depending on location.
On Thu, 29 Dec 2011 21:49:58 -0800, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds"
Better than 90% oif American field equipment is deisel powered. And
E85 can not be used to manufacture nitrogen fertilizer. (which is a
LARGE portion of the "petroleum input" involved in producing "corn
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