Hamilton, Montana: Just another summer day as fire burns in the foothills above town.
Every city on Earth is awash in waste carbons and biomass that can be profitably converted 24/7 to a clean, biodegradable liquid fuel that blends with and even replaces toxic gasoline and diesel fuels. Bioroot Energy is leading the charge to develop community focused fuel projects that bring jobs, innovation and sustainable economic solutions to Main Street.
“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 been to the moon and built a world full of technological wonders. We’ve learned a few things in our time on the planet. So why is the planet falling apart? We’ve all taken our eyes off the big, spinning ball by being smart about some aspects of our lives, and amazingly 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 uncontrolled release of waste carbons (all kinds of carbons) by 7 billion human beings and internal combustion engines. As well as coal- and natural-gas fired power plants spewing CO2 and other pollutants.
Time to rediscover the genius of loving your little spot on Earth.
The phrase “community-focused” fuel project will be getting more use in our messaging going forward. This business model that includes America’s cities and towns 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 carbons, whether trash, biomass, coal, shredded tires, refinery bottoms, or methane, coal- and natgas-fired power plant CO2. And wherever possible, leveraging the 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.
A community-focused fuel project is different from an industry-focused project. All cities and towns need a “carbon” recycler of last resort. A repeatable, scaleable way of getting rid of the end of life carbons that pile up around all human activity: A profitable way to convert these waste carbons to new carbons that have real market value.
Anything that has greater value as a recycled item, take it out for re-use, like cans, certain plastics, or compostable organics, etc. The rest of society’s wastes, and nature’s abundant biomass that is uneconomical to compost? The answer is to produce a clean, biodegradable fuel for use in gas and diesel engines. At the edge of every city in the world.
Simply producing higher mixed alcohol fuel can 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. And it’s up to 95 percent cleaner than gasoline.
Higher mixed alcohol fuel production, distribution and use is the carbon-bridging pollution solution that communities can put to work within a few short years. What will kickstart this “community fuel” project revolution? The first working example must be funded, built and turned on at commercial scale to demonstrate what it’s worth, and producing fuel in commercial volume for the transportation fuels marketplace at a profit. That’s the Bioroot Energy mission in Montana.
What can you do to foster this groundbreaking community-focused higher mixed alcohol fuel project? Get involved any way you like, we appreciate your help and support!
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