The whole time I've been watching the Olympics ther have been Go Yellow comercials about Ethanol E85 and its wonders. Ethanol sounds great and all, but this has prompted researchers at Cornell University to evaluate the production costs of Ethanol. Apparently it takes 131,000 BTUs of energy to product one gallon of Ethanol. One gallon of Ethanol only produces 77,000 BTUs of energy. That's right, there's a net loss of 54,000 BTUs of energy while creating one gallon of Ethanol. Put another way, it requires almost two gallons of Ethanol to produce enough energy to make one gallon of Ethanol. Now, I'm not against alternative fuels, but Ethanol is obviously not an alternative.