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

Turning “Nothing” Into Something Clean & Green

The idea of turning solid waste and biomass into energy isn’t new. Look at any coal-fired power plant, for example.  Look at waste management companies in league with cities all over the world incinerating solid waste to create electricity, spewing tons of contaminants ’round the clock into the atmosphere at a massive global scale.

Don’t kid yourself that all these emissions don’t already impact your life.  They most certainly do, and it will only grow worse unless we change how we get rid of unwanted stuff. In fact, the long-term quality of the planet’s soil and water, and the air we breathe will all be determined by how we create energy to power the planet going forward.  Even so will the levels of our oceans!

No matter how clean incinerators or current coal-fired power plants are claimed to be, the byproducts of incineration and coal burning at worldwide scale are toxic particles and greenhouse gases emitted to the sky through giant smokestacks. And, forgive us for this literary transgression, you are the human guinea pig breathing it every day of your life!

Is there a better way? You betcha. Bioroot Energy seeks to deploy community-scale plasma gasification to higher mixed alcohol fuel generation technologies to address these burning issues and fundamentally change how America’s cities and towns treat and view municipal solid waste and non-crop biomass.

Our “nothing into something” solution is a closed-loop, ultra low emissions process that efficiently converts all types of MSW, coal fines, petroleum coke, sewer sludge, black liquor, methane, excess non-crop biomass, and even CO2, into higher mixed alcohol fuels that can be blended and run neat in both gasoline and diesel engines or power a turbine, or even be slurried with coal and gasified. Without forcing you to breathe our  emissions because we haven’t yet figured out how to it more cleanly.

“ENVIROLENE” from Standard Alcohol Company of America, Inc., is a a higher mixed alcohol fuel that can be refined from almost anything we dispose of without polluting.  Or going broke!

We have the technology to transform what’s in your trash can (something nobody really wants) into something everybody needs (sustainable green energy). We’re sure you’ll definitely grow to appreciate our effort in more ways than one, and so will your kids and their kids.

We’re ready to go.  Are you? Don’t mull it over too long, we have a planet to protect!

A Trickle Becomes A River

Is there really market-ready technology to transform carbon-based feedstocks like trash into abundant clean liquid alcohol fuels? Yes there is, but it takes more than technology to make it work in the real world.  Making biofuel of any type requires significant capital investment to achieve sufficient scale.  It requires a vast amount of business intelligence. Guts. Vision. Persistence. Commitment. Public and political support. And, last but not least,  good old fashioned luck.

So far, the 21st century has seen public and private money pour into renewable energy research and methods of mitigating the use of non-renewable power. But as yet, we are no closer to knowing how the future will be fueled.

CNN “Fueling the future”

Barriers to entry are extraordinarily high in the biofuel business. As is the bankruptcy rate.  If it’s such a great idea to create alternative energy, why are so many businesses crashing and burning in the biofuel sector?

We think it’s because the biofuel industry in general has not yet hit on the magic formula. A complete solution that does what it’s supposed to do at a profit for investors.

Consider the myriad variables:

To be long-term successful, a commercial waste to energy (green biofuels) facility must seamlessly integrate a wide array of W2E technology, such as gasifiers, reactors, converters, feedstock and output processing equipment, short-term feedstock and  fuel storage on site, as well as product distribution and marketing, into a viable solution stack and a solid business. And then the company must prove it’s process works as advertised to the world by making money making green fuel in more than enough quantity to keep the lights on and satisfy investors.

It’s yet to be done and we would really like to be the first.

There is a little known Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) fuel technology with real potential to help our little company accomplish great things in short order. Indeed, this particular technology could be the missing link in a carbon bridge that has thus far eluded the biggest of companies and the brightest of minds.

At this point, to disclose exactly what the target fuel is called or its composition wouldn’t be fair to our potential partner.  But here’s what this fuel isn’t.

First off, this fuel isn’t created by growing and harvesting a crop, like corn or switchgrass, or even algae.  Secondly, it’s not a mere single alcohol, like ethanol, and no it’s not methanol or Fischer-Tropsch float on water bio-diesel. It’s better than any of those, and even a simple test drive with a few gallons of this next-gen fuel mixed in the gasoline tank of your car, diesel truck, snowmobile or lawnmower will prove it beyond any doubt.

What we can tell you today is that this alcohol fuel we are preparing to bring to market can be made from virtually any and all carbon-based feedstocks. It is EPA approved (since 2001) for use in gas and diesel engines either neat or diluted. This next-gen fuel has a documented, proven octane rating of 120. and perhaps best of all for the environment, it’s water soluble and biodegradable.

Did we mention this next-gen clean fuel can be refined in abundant quantity from almost anything you’d find in a coal field’s tailing pile, a coal fired power plant, a landfill, or your trash can, without polluting the environment?

Bioroot Energy is aggressively pursuing its vision to help cities, counties, states,  citizens, and private investors, profitably convert America’s trash and other carbon-based feedstocks into clean, green, sustainable biofuel.