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    Ammonium Nitrate Substitute

    Ok, so I have some corn up in Indiana, a lot of corn. I need to figure out a way of getting either some low cost Ammonium Nitrate, or a cheap way to synth it. Another option is using a substitute that will give me maximum nitrate levels in the soil. Ghost, I know you have some knowledge of this.

    The better I can grow corn year around, the longer I can produce ethanol.

    PS. NO, I am not planning to blow anything up, I just need good fertilizer.
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    If that were true I'd probably be making that NI3 putty we talked about. I am just seeing a future in Ethanol with Obama's Administration being all for alternative fuels. Also, I sell corn to farms as feed, so it will help out the plummeting live stocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaMeRbOt View Post
    Ok, so I have some corn up in Indiana, a lot of corn. I need to figure out a way of getting either some low cost Ammonium Nitrate, or a cheap way to synth it. Another option is using a substitute that will give me maximum nitrate levels in the soil. Ghost, I know you have some knowledge of this.

    The better I can grow corn year around, the longer I can produce ethanol.

    PS. NO, I am not planning to blow anything up, I just need good fertilizer.
    Growing corn to produce ethanol isn't very cost effective. Also if you wanted to produce high ammounts of corn to make this, lots of land and other resources would be needed.

    This is why scientists have looked toward pond scum to make biodiesel, which is a far more viable source of energy.

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    Also seaweed

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    There is not enough land in the U.S. to grow all the corn we'd need for fuel alone. Then you have the problem of feeding ourselves. But the algae idea has potential from what I've heard. (no not seaweed, algae as in the little tiny plankton type things..)
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