How’s the fossil energy game working for you, America? Tired of rich oil Sheiks and foreign wars? What about polluted air, water and land due to petroleum and coal-fired power plant emissions? Tired of ethanol in your gasoline? Tired of biofuels such as corn ethanol and biodiesel that require a government subsidy?
Help change the liquid energy game by changing the solid waste game where you live. Get involved with shaping your city’s renewable energy strategy and sound off! Our clean fuel can be made profitably for as little as $.40 cents per gallon.
There’s a lot at stake in America. And there’s a lot you can do to make a difference. Talk to your neighbors, local businesses and politicians. Talk to your regional landfill operator. Tell them about E4™ ENVIROLENE®. Ask how much waste the landfill contains, and what, if anything, they’re doing to reduce, divert or recycle waste volumes. It won’t be much because there’s that much solid waste with nowhere to go but in the ground!
America needs cleaner, more abundant renewable fuel, new manufacturing jobs, and new businesses. Americans need to step up and build clean liquid energy production everywhere it makes sense for the good of the planet and the economy. We’ve got the raw carbon resources, and we have the fuel and production technology to put wastes (and people) to work.
Greatest thing about making massive volumes of E4™ ENVIROLENE®? Nobody loses anything they don’t want to lose for all to benefit with a new, clean fuel that’s actually good for the environment and people’s bank accounts.
Our “competition” for raw resources is usually a landfill. A big hole where wastes go to decompose no matter how long it takes, rotting, offgassing, attracting vermin, emitting foul odors, and polluting air, land and water. This, along with large-scale incineration of this waste in many heavily populated areas of the country, is the graveyard of cradle-to-grave economics.
Instead, recycle everything that’s profitable to recycle, such as aluminum, paper, steel, glass, cardboard, plastics, etc., and we’ll recycle nearly all of what’s left of the solid waste stream into clean higher mixed alcohol fuels. There’s plenty of waste and we’re always making more. This residual, renewable waste stream can make a tremendous volume of clean fuel, create skilled jobs, and slash tailpipe and smokestack emissions on a very large scale in a short amount of time.
Add the ability to convert America’s coal, natural gas and stranded/contaminated methane and CO2 into E4 and you’ve got a liquid energy game changer that can go to work everywhere in America.
We’re using low-value carbon wastes that nobody has much interest in and bringing a value-added clean fuel product to market that can benefit everyone who uses liquid energy, even while benefiting the environment and the economy. This is a cradle-to-cradle opportunity.
This value-added product is water soluble, oil-soluble, coal-soluble and completely biodegradable fuel, made cleanly and profitably near America’s cities and towns. Or near coal mines and coal-fired power plants, or near natural gas (methane) pipelines or wells.
What’s beyond ethanol? Higher mixed alcohols, a superior alcohol fuel that can be produced almost anywhere from almost anything. It’s a drop-in replacement for oil, just when America needs a pinch hitter to put one out of the park with bases loaded!
The article linked below focuses on one of the biggest issues in municipal and regional economic development circles:
“Does the city simply import money from other places, or does it export goods and services to other places? Because it is this distinction – not cool or uncool – that serves as the dividing line between prosperity that is real and prosperity that is illusory.”
We think being an exporter of clean fuels is where it’s at. Cool too. Bioroot Energy is dedicated to making life better in every town in America, not just here in western Montana where our first project will be sited. We can help cities and towns be cooler, and make money, by making clean fuels and getting rid of their municipal wastes and getting the most possible value out of their biomass to boot.
Just a day after presenting our business opportunity to one of Montana’s largest companies recently, we were informed that “everyone” in this company thinks it’s a great opportunity. We also were informed that people (executives, legal team, marketing) running the company were not yet willing to consider being first to back our venture to build the world’s first commercial scale up of a mixed alcohol production facility in western Montana.
Why so difficult to gain traction if it’s such a great business model? Is it hard to understand a money printing press printing currency in all denominations by making a better liquid fuel the world needs all that it can get? Well, in a word, no. Quite simply, it’s because none of the companies so far has the vision or confidence to put money and resources where its mouth is. At least not until some other company with money does it first.
Hence the quote from Jerry Garcia: “Somebody needed to do something, and it was incredibly pathetic that it had to be us.”
We have vision. We have confidence in the technology. We don’t have the money yet. But we will.
Think we’re just another biofuel startup with a big idea that will never fly? Not quite sure? Take some time to understand our technology. Learn how E4® ENVIROLENE® water soluble, biodegradable fuel will be commercially made. Learn what kinds of carbon-based “stuff” it can be synthesized from. Think about the huge problems that manufacturing and blending this powerful and cleaner fuel into gasoline and diesel fuels used in America’s gas and diesel engines can address. Think about the economic opportunities it can create. Then, finally, think about where these opportunities could come to pass: everywhere in America!
By understanding how E4 ENVIROLENE is different; cleaner, cheaper, better in all respects from other liquid fuels—from gasoline and diesel, all the way to ethanol and biodiesel—you’ll begin to appreciate what Bioroot Energy is all about.
This video featuring Standard Alcohol Company of America, Inc., and ENVIROLENE was shot in 2000 by a PBS affiliate. The mixed alcohol fuel story is even more compelling today, but the first commercial production facility has yet to be built.
Don’t look to Washington’s finest for credible energy and climate solutions. Legislation, perhaps. Our politicians spend a lot of their time appearing in dignified settings courtesy of the US taxpayer, meeting important (and not so important) people, shaking lots of hands, listening and talking, smiling and chatting amiably with one another like lovable, peaceable Smurfs.
So our politicos are good at face time. But they’re terrible at addressing our biggest problems. Like balancing the federal budget, reducing trade deficits, or curbing the runaway growth of the national debt (Good luck with that). Or winding up our military affairs in the Middle East. Securing our borders. Stopping the BP oil spill. Pulling out all stops for a cleaner environment and a greener energy economy. You get the point.
When you consider that the energy, economic and environmental problems we face are in many ways caused by buying, burning and spilling dirty energy sources (oil and coal), while being utterly [addicted] dependent on consuming both energy sources, it easy to see we’ve got a long way to go to renewable energy independence and a healthier natural world. And a short time to get there.
How far on the road to energy independence is the USA when it comes to next-generation biofuels? We’ve only just begun.
Consider the paltry 88 million gallons of biodiesel produced this year from animal fat mentioned in the quote below, and add the 10 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol, then be generous and round it up to get 100 million gallons of “next-generation” biofuel capacity in 2010. This drop in the bucket represents an entire year of biofuel production beyond corn ethanol, which is currently about 12 billion gallons per year, and which is capped at 15 billion gallons per year.
100 million gallons of next-generation biofuels produced this year? Big whoop. Americans burn 378 million gallons of gasoline a day, according to EIA. That’s 138 billion gallons a year.
“Next-generation U.S. biofuel capacity should reach about 88 million gallons in 2010, thanks in large measure to one plant becoming commercially operational in 2010, using non-cellulosic animal fat to produce green diesel. U.S. production capacity for cellulosic biofuels is estimated to be 10 million gallons for 2010, much less than the 100 million gallons originally mandated for use by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. In early 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency lowered the cellulosic biofuel mandate to 6.5 million gallons, more in line with production prospects.”
“Developing the capacity to use multiple feedstocks and to produce biobased fuels that are equivalent to fossil fuels that can be used in current vehicles without limit and distributed seamlessly in the existing transportation sector may become the least risky business model to pursue.”
Who’s making plans for renewable fuel production in hometown America? Who’s laying the business and technology foundation to develop advanced biofuels near you? Look around and you’ll see plenty of waste and biomass resources that could make water soluble, biodegradable fuel for a global marketplace. Look a bit further and you’ll see an opportunity to make an energy product the entire world needs and almost nobody makes yet: Cleaner fuel from stuff nobody wants.
Your trash, along with your neighbor’s trash, and non-crop biomass, is a constantly replenishing stream of renewable energy resources that can be converted into valuable mixed alcohol fuels. Think big here, there’s plenty of trash and biomass, and plenty of coal, coal fines, petroleum coke, or flare gas and methane.
Right now it’s just more municipal solid waste headed to the landfill or incinerator to make marginal amounts of electricity at best. Just another day in a status quo that no longer quite serves.
America doesn’t just need national legislation to support clean energy investment and promote a cleaner environment, it needs committed people in America’s cities and economic regions, armed with cleaner fuels technologies to convert what’s currently viewed as waste into dollars and sense. Waste, like politics, is local. And so is green energy.
Enough excuses. Let’s make cleaner fuels the world can use. What’s beyond dirty petroleum? Clean mixed alcohols.
Green energy investor Vinod Khosla of Range Fuels is predicting a surprise “upside in biofuels” in the next 12-18 months. Yet he doesn’t disclose any details. Crafty PR for a guy who has so far spent $160 million in taxpayer money and another $140 million in investor money and come up short.
If you would like to know more about the surprise he’s alluding to, in our opinion, please contact us for more information.