mdmf007 wrote:As far as ethanol and biodiesel goes, choose one -Food or Fuel to import. The US consumption of automotive fuel could never be met by Biodiesel. We would have to replace every square inch of farm ground and more to grow enough crops to convert to fuels - leaving no room for food production.
Hey maybe that can get rid of ag programs or subsities that pay farmers not to grow food. So the food import stance now becomes a slight probability and we save money to redirect into production plants.
No one source of fuel could ever supply america with it's current rate of gas consumtion. Multi-fuels! From recycled, wood, paper, garbage, shit, ethanol, alcohol, solar, wind, propane, methane, sugar cane, sugar beets and a whole lot of other stuff even the the bad oranges that are left on the ground. But I also think that bio-technology will create a super enzymes that can break down organic matter more effient then our current processes.
First America needs to cut it fuel usage by 50% or more.
That's easy for most americans. Just buy a more efficient vehicle. The poll shows that 50% of BMers drive cars rated under 30mpg. and what about biking, walking and mass transit.
With fuel prices nearing $4 and a barrel %75, liquidfied coal more then meets it's break even point and Montana has the greatist stores of coal.
Sure it's still fossil fuels, but it's another slice in a pie filled with many energy sources.
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