Jrowe47 t1_j0gtvby wrote

Ethanol is alcohol.

Subsidized corn for federally mandated fuel additives is still increasing in the US - like other subsidized crops, it will continue to increase until the money goes away.

The drinking alcohol piece of the puzzle is a niche endeavor, you can make more per acre growing biofuel with less fuss.

Voting out the subsidies is the only way to decrease the use of ethanol for fuel. It's not an efficient or cheap source of fuel, but the government pays for it and corn is easy to grow. Roughly 40% of all US corn goes to biofuel production. The percentage might max out, but the total amounts will increase until we stop paying more than it's worth.