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

American “Exceptionalism”

There’s a recurring theme we experience when presenting information about  our clean fuel, its world-scale economics, and its environmental benefits.  It’s what happens at the end when we ask for something in return:  Everyone else in America except the person we’re asking should provide some support first.

We get this “opt-out” behavior in nearly every interaction we have, whether in person, on the phone, online, or in response to our business case containing our specific corporate development and project funding requests. With close friends and family, Facebook acquaintances, and boatloads of strangers, with high-rollers and low ballers, it doesn’t seem to matter what class or level of education people have.

It’s easier, at the end of the day, to pass the ball to someone else than it is to carry it. That is unless your life depends on carrying it!

People seem to understand quite a bit of what we’re saying. But not enough yet for it to consistently drop their jaws to let out a wow, and then offer a scintilla of support to turn it on as quickly as humanly possible.

Nope, it’s like we’re here solely for people’s entertainment with the greatest story not yet sold. And so far that’s about it.

Almost to a person, each “excerpted” themself from being in a position to do anything. We’ve heard millionaires and billionaires, upscale types and hundreds of regular working people, friends, family, and even our fair share of hobos generate more or less the same response, but each with their particular brand of spin. “They aren’t in a position.” So nobody in America seems to be in a position to do anything other than whine about how bad things are getting.

This freedom called American “exceptionalism” is the root problem.  Nobody’s going to get this done except you. And me. Us.

We are here to get it done.

It’s underlined because it’s true.

Nearly to a person, each person or group of persons listens closely to our information on this fascinating project intently, often for incredibly long periods of time, and with extensive Q/A sessions that sometimes play out over months and years of interrogatory.  We turn ourselves inside out to be understood, and to earn trust.

But the bad part for our company and overworked staff is, in the end almost all the people we reach out to, just like you, dear reader, find a way to remain uninvolved in any way, shape or form despite the education and obvious economic and environmental opportunities.  It’s like pulling wisdom teeth to get an endorsement from someone who could be you or your circle of friends and acquaintances, for example.  Much less a donation, or eeek! an investment? Invest in a punk startup with techno that sounds too good to be true? Oh, that’s totally dangerous!

The only thing more dangerous is seeing yourself as the “exception” who can afford to stay on the sidelines of our story.  The one who is so blessed that they have no need to lift a finger to change the fossil fuel energy paradigm from a sick business to a healthy business.

You surely want a better world. But let’s be honest here, if you don’t care to even invest a minute or two to see it through by providing some measure of support for this incredible technology that will be 6-12 times more profitable than refining float on water oil into gasoline, how deep is this desire of yours, really? Be honest, and take all the time you need.

If you’re like most people we’ve talked with so far, your desire for a better world is about as deep as your understanding of what we’re doing. As in not quite deep enough.  If you don’t see value worth supporting, we encourage you to start over by reading about our clean fuel, or ask us questions, and then find yourself in this opportunity and its success. Because we will be successful. And whether you see yourself in our story or not, you’re in it.

Look closer and you’ll see.

It’s our promise to you. And Uncle Sam.

Trash and Apathy: Evil Twins

One novel way to view trash? Think of trash as mankind’s apathy, made real. The visible signs of our failure to act responsibly to preserve our own interests. We’ve been burying and burning waste since we lived in caves or slept underneath the stars 10,000 years ago. Just like apathy which shadows all human initiative, trash has been a constant backdrop of all human activity.

At some point soon enough, without direct, concerted action at the local and municipal level, we’ll bury ourselves in trash, if we don’t go flat broke (whoops, we are already) or perish from the inevitable pollution first.  Our collective apathy will ensure the outcome.

Nobody in their right mind wants this, right? Then why is it turning out that way?

If you think we’re being dramatic here, just keep doing what you are doing, which is probably nothing.  In case you’re wondering, simply reading what we have to say on the subject is next to nothing if you don’t do anything real with what you’ve learned.

Or visit Disneyland for a Really Good Time.

But if you’re still with us, we need your help on a few million sundry items, such as:

How can we turn what has never had a practical use into something very valuable? And to further beg the metaphor, how can Bioroot Energy turn personal apathy (maybe even yours) about the subject into abundant enthusiasm for supporting what we are doing?

Would money help? Sure! you say. How about a cleaner planet? Absolutely, right?

The green energy potential in the trash and harvestable, sustainable non-crop biomass within 50 miles of you is likely far, far larger than you might think.  Whether it’s enough to make a biofuel venture work is up to the experts, but it’s well worth considering if you have interest in solving one of America’s biggest problems and reaping the benefit, right in your town.

The other big variable that has yet to be addressed, at least in our project, is what to do with the syngas created by processing the feedstock via gasification. Make ethanol? What about methanol or di-methyl ether? What’s the highest best use of the syngas? What will justify the large investments required to build these facilities, and get the green biofuels ball rolling for real?

Is there a way to turn  syngas into a fuel type that is less toxic, cleaner burning, and has a higher octane rating than ethanol? What options are there?

That’s what Bioroot Energy wants to know.