MOtley fool either offers propaganda they were paid for or are hoplessly inept on this piece.
Begin - Corn ethanol creates no net energy.
Therefore direct conversion of natural gas into methanol can be achieved at less than half the cost. With real reductions in co2 emissions.
Corn ethanol corruption has delivered none of the promised benefits including being replaced by 'advanced'. The advanced is a scam as 'advance' methanol technology has always existed.
Poor Motley Fool. Seems they have an ethanol shill just like seeking alpha.