I'm guessing sugar might be a good thing to stock up on

Production methods from starch to sugars.

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Rocky_Creek
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I'm guessing sugar might be a good thing to stock up on

Post by Rocky_Creek » Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:36 am

right after gasoline.
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Post by v0rtexx » Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:36 am

I'd stock up on just about everything. Once gas gets fully established at this current rate and fails to go down. Just about every commodity is going to go up.
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Post by Yttrium » Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:47 am

On the plus side, ethanol is close to becoming an economically viable fuel...
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Post by rectifier » Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:27 pm

I just did an analysis of the local price of corn vs. the price of gasoline over the last few days. And built most of my fuel still, only the bottom column and boiler to go.

The most expensive corn price I found ($8.50/20kg) works out to $1.05/L fermented into ethanol. Gas hit $1.25 today as it continues flying up after the hurricane. And from what I hear, that's a high price for corn.

I'm calling the local(ish) feed co-op tomorrow to ask about bulk pricing. Corn by the ton is supposed to be a lot cheaper according to friends who live on the edges of the city and know farmers. I should be able to get a price quite a bit lower than $1/L...

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