Actually make ethanol using the Rum process
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Submitted by Lyle (United States), Feb 9, 2011 22:53
Basically today we use the whiskey process to make ethanol (from Corn). The Rum process is from sugar and is at least 300+ years old. The only issue is that the US due to the import tarriff on sugar is not able to compete on the rum process. One should be able to use the rum process on sugar beets as well as sugar cane if you want domestic growth, and sugar beets grow somewhat further north than corn.
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