New biofuel tech.

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    There is a new process for turning non food biomass into actual gasoline indistinguishable from the petroleum based form.

    Lab finds new method to turn biomass into gasoline

    If they can get this into a commercially feasable form it could destroy the jihadi's power base!
     
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    That's a cool idea, but it's important to consider production quotas as well.

    Currently the world consumes about 80 million barrels of oil per day, 20 million of those in the USA. Think about that: 20 MILLION barrels per day.

    Tar sands, oil sands, shale, sugar cane, ethanol, etc. are all substitutes (some better and some worse), but none of them can keep up with crude oil in terms of barrels of oil produced each day.


    Conservation must also be a priority, but it has to be global or it won't work.

    Also, we need to work on nuclear and solar a bit more, along with wave-powered hydroelectricity.
     
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    Fuck Ethanol. Burning FOOD for ENERGY is the dumbest idea i've ever heard of. There must be a better alternative than bio-fuel; which today would mean increased food costs.
     
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    it could work as an interim
    but it would still have the emissions for the greenies wouldnt like it
     
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    There are many bio-fuels that do not involve food crops. In fact, there are some that use human sewage to produce diesel oil.
     
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    Wave power is good, and we are actually doing preliminary work off of the coast of Oregon. However there is a technology that has far more potential;

    'Fish technology' draws renewable energy from slow water currents
     
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    Biofuel from 'bionic leaf', how plastic pollution affects fish...
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    Scientists: Clean Fuel From 'Bionic Leaf' Could Ease Pressure on Farmland
    June 02, 2016 — A new clean technology to turn sunlight into liquid fuel could drastically shrink the need for large plantations to grow crops for biofuels, while combating climate change, Harvard University researchers said on Thursday. That could help protect food supplies and local people's land rights, they suggested.
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    Study Reveals Harm to Fish From Tiny Bit of Plastic Pollution
    June 02, 2016 | WASHINGTON — Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the devastating physiological and behavioral effects on fish exposed to the tiny bits of plastic pollution clogging the world's oceans.
     
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    Anything that promotes continuation of the outmoded, inefficient reciprocating piston engine is against our better interests.
     
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    I''m all for ethanol,but why would you want to burn it in a car when you could sip it with a couple of drops of water to open the flavor, and a good cigar?
     
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