Which devil to pick?

Ethanol fuels may lead to Tequila shortages: Oh the sacrifices we must make for the planet!

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Currently, ethanol in the US is made only from part of the corn crop. It’s not very efficient. Cellulosic ethanol is made by a breakdown of the plant cell walls to generate ethanol from the cellulose, meaning that you can use an awful lot more of the plant than you would via normal methods. More to the point, you don’t even need to use feedstock – just about any plant will do. Which means more tortillas and tequilas for everyone!

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