“During the European Renaissance, society saw remarkable progress as old ways of thinking were questioned and individuals were challenged to great achievement, much of which endures today. In many of our communities and regions, present day leaders and residents face similar challenges to either move beyond old ways of thinking or face a severely diminished future.”
- Community Development Society
Bioroot Energy is developing community-focused, bioregional fuel projects that bring jobs, innovation and sustainable economic solutions to Main Street. Every city and region of the USA is brimming with waste carbons and biomass that can be profitably converted 24/7 to a clean, biodegradable liquid fuel that blends seamlessly with and even replaces gasoline and diesel fuels.
“The word “genius” in its Latin originality means simply, “the spirit of a place.” The genius of an individual lies in the inhabitation of their peculiar and particular spirit in conversation with the world. The task is simple and takes a life pilgrimage to attain – to inhabit our life fully, just as we find it, and in that inhabitation, let everything ripen to the next stage of the conversation.”
- David Whyte: Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work As a Pilgrimage of Identity
Humans are smart. We’ve gone to the moon and built a world of technological wonders. We’ve learned much during our time on the planet. So why is the planet’s environment falling apart? We’ve all taken our eyes off the big, spinning ball by being smart about some aspects of our lives, and shortsighted about other aspects of our lives. Collectively we’ve failed to protect our planet, heaving our garbage and emissions into the air, water and land, and now we’re seeing the result of massive, continuous release of waste carbons (all kinds of carbons) by 7 billion human beings and internal combustion engines worldwide. As well as coal- and natural-gas fired power plants emitting CO2 and other pollutants. The right way to address today’s most pressing environmental and economic issues is in our own cities and towns.
The “community-focused” fuel project differs from an industry-focused fuel project, such as an oil refinery or a natgas/coal-fired power plant. Instead of relying on a finite source of fossil carbons largely controlled by, and benefiting, one company and its shareholders, a community fuel project is designed to benefit all businesses and individuals in a “bioregional” marketplace by leveraging all types of carbon feedstocks, whether trash, biomass, coal, shredded tires, refinery bottoms, or methane, coal- and natgas-fired power plant CO2. And wherever possible, leveraging the public, private and institutional capital resources of that community, city and region so that ownership of these facilities is driven into the community from the beginning.
All communities need a “carbon” recycler of last resort: A profitable, scalable way of eliminating end-of-life waste carbons that pile up around all human activity, converting waste carbons to new carbons (higher mixed alcohol fuel) that have significant fuel market value. Simply producing higher mixed alcohol fuel can also address big environmental problems. Starting with reducing solid and liquid wastes. And usage of the fuel in all types of engines and blended with all types of fossil fuels (gas, diesel and coal) to slash vehicle tailpipe and smokestack emissions. Higher mixed alcohol fuel can be produced in clean gas-to-liquid fuel facilities, 24/7 from municipal wastes, biomass, coal, methane/natgas and CO2 from coal- and natgas-fired power plant smokestacks.
Higher mixed alcohol fuel production, distribution and use is the “carbon-bridging pollution solution” that has great potential to transform municipal wastes and biomass into sustainable, renewable clean fuel that powers all types of vehicles. The first “demo” projects must be funded, built and producing fuel in commercial volume for the transportation fuels marketplace at a profit. That’s the Bioroot Energy mission in Montana.
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