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

300 Years of Fossil Energy

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Coal and Ethanol Are Not Alternative Energy Policy

“National security is not wars out there anymore, it is the war of ideas here in the US.”

“Clean coal” and ethanol just are not that policy, nor will they ever be, they are a charlatans game.

Two sentences in the article linked below stuck out, especially with the bloodbath in the global economy and today’s 300+ 634 point drop in the DJIA. At what point does America begin to wake from its slumber and realize the house is on fire?

Link to full article: Coal and Ethanol Are Not Alternative Energy Policy, written by Andrew Smolski of

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Open Letter to Governor Schweitzer

Montana governor Brain Schweitzer says he wants to meet with Washington state officials about opposition to a Columbia River port that would ship coal mined in Montana and Wyoming to Asia.  Here’s the full article.

We left the following letter as a comment to the article:

It is easy to blame environmentalists, but this news is really about the failure to invest and innovate here in Montana. There is a new clean-coal solution which is ready to go, but the state of Montana, the purported “Saudi Arabia” of coal, isn’t interested just yet. Frankly, the powers that be don’t fully understand our water-soluble, biodegradable higher mixed alcohol fuel with an amazing 138 octane rating. Nor does the Governor or his staffers understand how this new clean fuel can beneficiate, clean and then pipeline-slurry ground coal to regional or international markets via tanker ships.

When combusted with coal, this patented higher mixed alcohol dramatically improves coal’s combustion efficiency, just as it does blended with gasoline, jet fuel or diesel. Benefits include recycling the CO2 and other GHGs from coal-fired power plant smokestacks and steam reform these gaseous pollutants into still more of this patented, EPA-registered and approved oxygenate fuel. Best of all, no engine modifications are required to use this biodegradable fuel at the current 10.25 percent oxygenate additive blending mandate in any ICE from locomotives (MRL), jets, cars and trucks, to ocean going freighters! Power plant quick-fixes are a whole different arena yet just as applicable.

Our solution is new and patented innovation in the real world. Via a closed-loop 24/7 thermal production process, a far superior fuel to corn ethanol with 20% more BTUs is produced. This new fuel synthesis process using society’s garbage, biomass, sewer sludge, coal, tires, methane and/or CO2 greenhouse gas as elemental feedstocks (nothing to plant, fertilize, water, weed or harvest) instead creates skilled Montana jobs, nets far lower vehicle tailpipe and smokestack emissions, and lays the groundwork for a full circle of economic value and environmental responsibility in Montana for utilizing proven cleaner coal methods within the state’s borders.

Governor Schweitzer is aware of what we’ve described here, but, since it is tecnology “not being commercialized into clean fuels by a major oil company,” his 2nd floor hallway of advisors aren’t interested. Yet.

Looking for a free pass to export coal to China is perhaps the only viable tactic by Governor Schweitzer to buy time until he leaves office and our state’s energy issues become the next administration’s problem, because Brian’s vaunted plans for producing float-on-water synthetic diesel from 9 billion tons of coal on the Crow Indian reservation seem to have hit a brick wall.

It has been 28 months since our Governor proudly endorsed an $8-billion Aussie CTL development lease of Crow Indian Coal to begin a coal-to-liquid fuels project designed to produce expensive synthetic diesel fuel. It has since been quiet on this front from eastern Montana, except that the financiers for this Australian company publicly declared insolvency in early June this past summer. Why no in-state news on this busted Aussie/Crow Indian deal from the Saudi Arabia of coal?

Instead of innovating a domestic, municipally-owned equity and energy solution, the administration’s present focus is to ship Montana coal and wood chips to China on deadhead freighters for pennies on the dollar.

Governor Schweitzer, how is this strategy working for you? How is it working for Montana’s people suffering rising unemployment amid the national (don’t call it a depression) recession?

The truth is, Governor, this tactic really isn’t working for anyone. Let’s resolve to get back to the future in 2011, shall we?


Jay Toups 

CEO/Managing Member


Mark C. Radosevich 

Chief Scientist


Bioroot Energy, LLC

Darby, Montana

Link to Missoulian article

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