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Could we blow through our soybean supply by replacing petroleum with soy oil?
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farmer4321
Posted 12/6/2018 10:28 (#7152817 - in reply to #7152617)
Subject: RE: Well, if I did my math correctly.


We use about 300 billion gallons of petroleum per year.300 billion gals is about 1.95 trillion lbs (@6.5 lb/gal) To get 2 trillion lbs of soyoil @ 11.8% oil per lb of beans we'd need about 28 trillion bushel of beans.
So your answer is, "Yes, blow through all our beans and 6 times more". We'd need about 336 million acres to produce enough.
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