So the economy is tanking deeper and more prolonged than most thought possible. And it’s not over by a long shot.
There’s other stuff going on. You’re aware of increasing CO2 emissions and rising temperature and sea levels? Here’s an alarming update, in one easy to digest (but hard to swallow) article. Ignore what it says about burning fossil energy at your peril. Your family’s too. If you’re still not convinced we’re creating big problems for the planet, read this breaking article about a huge crack in one of Antarctica’s glaciers.
We have a giant to slay, and it isn’t simply problems with big oil or coal. Pollution and runaway CO2 is just the symptom of a larger dysfunction. The real villain is consumer apathy born of a century of fossil energy, with emissions and pollution growing worse with the massive increase of coal and petroleum use worldwide…and a lack of credible clean liquid fuel alternatives to date. The “carbon” problems are growing, and they’re over our heads, on our lands, and in our oceans, rivers, and lakes! In 2010, CO2 emissions went up by 5 percent: the fastest rise in the last 20 years.
Our clean higher mixed alcohol fuel can change this terrifying end-game scenario of too many carbons, when enough people understand how (and why) it’s the only fuel that can solve more problems than producing and using it creates.
It is important that the full greenhouse gas emissions ‘cost’ of biofuel production is made clear to consumers, who may otherwise believe that all biofuels have a positive environmental impact. Most do not. Very few in fact. Ethanol has so many liabilities in terms of feedstocks, fossil resources used to plant, water, weed, fertilize, harvest and ferment into fuel. Land use issues basically rule out large scale crop-based methods for making biofuels.
ENVIROLENE can be slurried with coal to dramatically improve the combustion event (lower emissions by increasing combustion efficiency), and the CO2 and other gases can be recycled and converted into more ENVIROLENE. (Essentially turning today’s coal investments into zero emission facilities that not only generate electricity, but a lot of higher mixed alcohol fuel.)
ENVIROLENE® higher mixed alcohol fuel is a benign liquid fuel that serves both masters equally well: investors and the environment. A more powerful, cleaner liquid fuel that can be made nearly anywhere, from nearly anything, will scale far beyond ethanol (corn, sugarcane, cellulosic, synthetic variants) or any other alternative fuel to begin displacing gasoline and diesel, and slashing coal emissions.
Producing ENVIROLENE fuel will not require any food or fuel crop feedstocks, and it will be produced 24/7 worldwide from any solid, liquid or gaseous carbon feedstock and seamlessly power any ICE from a ship to a lawnmower with no engine modifications required.
Feedstocks include municipal solid and liquid wastes, biomass, coal, coal fines, refinery wastes, methane, CO2. Or even oil itself, but we will never be desperate enough to pay that much for feedstocks. We would first have to burn through everything the world throws away first, along with the world’s abundant coal, methane and CO2. And that will never happen.
If you read this post and think it all sounds too good to be true, you’re not the first or the last. ENVIROLENE might sound like a long shot to you, but it’s the best shot we have at balancing the books on planet Earth.
Need a primer to learn more about ENVIROLENE®? http://www.openfuelstandard.org/2011/10/higher-mixed-alcohol-fuel-introduction.html