Listen you clearly have a hand in this ethanol is not different from those new fluorescent light bulbs vs the more efficient and safer Edison lightbulb period.
If ethanol was so efficient and a money maker the private sector would have invested in it a long time ago without the need for government subsidies.
It is profitable to produce ethanol at today’s prices, even without subsidy. The subsidy was to get the blenders to handle it.
It wouldn’t take much to take ethanol to an ester, say ethyl buterate or make butanol profitably. BTU’s near gasoline, no blending problems, no need for subsidy.
Of course there won’t be subsidized meat any more either.
And I’ll move along when I damn well feel like it newby.