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Corn prices and ethanol: Are the markets flaky - or working as they should?

Madison, Wis. - About eight percent of the weight of a box of corn flakes is corn. Less than five percent of the price of a box of corn flakes represents the cost of the corn - the rest is transportation, packaging, Super Bowl commercials, little plastic-wrapped toys for your kids, and more. Heck, the price of the box alone probably exceeds the cost of the cor......

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Ethanol and corn prices

There's no doubt r......

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Beyond corn

In time, corn-based ethanol will soon be supplemented by other technologies. While chemically identical to ethanol produced from corn, cellulose ethanol contains three times the net energy of corn ethanol and emits a lower net level of greenhouse gases. Cellulose ethanol can be produced from a range of biomas......

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'"/> By Tom Still 01/23/07

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