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

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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

Gas Hole: The Documentary

If you want to know why we’re paying $4 per gallon for gasoline, and there appears to be no end in sight, the new documentary film Gas Hole lays it all out for anyone who wants to know more about the history of pain at the pump.

The film is a detailed examination of our dependence on foreign supplies of oil. What are the causes that led from America turning from a leading exporter of oil to the world’s largest importer? What are the economic and sociological forces that have contributed to that change and impede its solution? The film examines many different potential solutions to our oil dependence.

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The Prize: World History of Oil

In 1992 The Prize, written by Daniel Yergin, won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and has been translated into fourteen languages as well as a documentary, presented in 8 video episodes. In the style of the acclaimed Civil War series, and narrated by Donald Sutherland, The Prize tells the epic history of oil—how it has dominated global politics, shaken the world economy, and transformed our planet for better and for worse.

Shot on location in Azerbaijan, Egypt, England, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, Turkey, and the United States, the series features many fascinating characters (beginning with John D. Rockefeller), never-before-seen archival footage, newly filmed segments, and interviews with people who shaped the oil industry.

Here are excerpts from the first episode:

View more video from The Prize on YouTube.

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