Clean Fuels at a Glance

  • • Higher Mixed Alcohols
  • • Methanol
  • • Grain Ethanol
  • • Cellulosic Ethanol
  • • Synthetic Ethanol
  • • Biodiesel
  • • Butanol
  • • Dimethyl Ether (DME)
Synthetic gasoline? Syndiesel from coal? Oil-based fuels from algae, grasses or waste grease? Single alcohols like ethanol? What about higher mixed alcohol fuel?

Which fuel is the best and why?

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Fuel For Thought

There is no energy crisis, only a crisis of ignorance."

- Buckminister Fuller

Somebody needed to do something, and it was incredibly pathetic that it had to be us.

- Jerry Garcia

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

- Walt Kelly

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

-Richard Feynman

More Fuel For Thought

The Green Fuel Prescription

At Risk: Economy, Environment
Disease: Fossil Fuel Dependency
Symptoms: Pollution, Oil Sheiks
Cure: Higher Mixed Alcohol Fuel
Dosage: Continuous 24/7
Contraindications: None
Manufacturer: Bioroot Energy, LLC

Cleantech Open Semi-finalist: The BE Team


Rex Northen, Executive Director of Cleantech Open opens the 2012 National Conference with a report on the past year in the Cleantech Industry.

Bioroot Energy was recently selected from a large group of competing startups as a semi-finalist in a prestigious national competition for energy-related startups with “big” ideas.  However, our company’s name was inadvertently omitted from the organization’s press announcement, which led to some confusion. We’ve asked them to mention us in future releases.

This year’s Cleantech Open Conference and Academy held June 22-24 in San Jose, and Santa Clara, California, was a great honor to attend.  We told our clean fuel story many times and received strong encouragement from our peers, and we made a number of contacts with potential investors. It will take time to reach out and dialog with them all. In addition, we are participating in the full Academy competition’s “incubation” track, which lasts until mid-September, so we will be busy online and off, and traveling to Denver at least twice this summer for meetings. Wish us luck, and good Cleantech Open mojo in the months ahead!



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