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

Rewrite Your Script and Take Out The Bad Guy

So here we are at the MASH tent that is post-modern America, with Uncle Sam in debt well over his advancing bald spot, and almost everybody except the bad guy and a few software companies is broke, depressed, or both.

With the planet’s ability to sustain life in question as the backdrop, and a crackling etheric silence from the cheap seats punctuated mostly by mouse clicks and “fair and balanced” dogma food, cheesy sound bites, a global human audience considers the future with a mix of pessimism, optimism, FUD, blame, ignorance, denial, ownership and a huge dollop of garden variety apathy.

Sure we’re tired of the crap running downhill to where we live. But we sure are making it easy for the bad guy to live in palaces on Easy Street and drive Bugattis and toss crumbs to those who work, play, beg or dance on demand to get fed.

Who’s the bad guy with the fat wallet and crooked grin?  Big oil. Big coal. Big problem! Fossil fuels! Fossil fuel in all its conventional forms is the unalienable villain and 900 pound gorilla of the energy world and the planetary environment, and we are its enablers, promoters, consumers and provocateurs.

Teasing the hand of fate. Living dangerously in a real life theater of the absurd because we have so far had little choice when it comes to energy.

Dare we attempt to rehabilitate the petroleum-coal fired beast that bestrides the world before industrial scale use of oil and coal ruins everything on the human stage and spoils the happy ending forever? Is there a better way for the human drama to unfold?  You betcha. ;-)

Continue reading Rewrite Your Script and Take Out The Bad Guy

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Trash Monopolists

Don’t let the local waste management company fool you. They’re not experts at doing anything more than hauling away your trash.  Out of sight out of mind, and it better not stink!

You get a bill at the end of each month. You’re locked in. They like it that way. Oh sure, the big waste companies give plenty of lip service to being “green”, and are slowly moving to adopt cleaner methods. But their bread and butter is hustling your trash and taking it all to a dump or incinerator.  End of story.

Alternatives? Is it possible to manufacture a wide range of biofuels by processing solid waste, sludge, trash and other biomass generated by your community? Profitably? We believe so. But it’s a question with an answer only you, your family and your friends, and project investors, can provide.

Plasma gasification technology to process trash into marketable fuels is proven and ready to go.  It’s exponentially cleaner and more efficient than incineration, which only generates electricity.  With plasma gasification, you have a facility that not only consumes the widest range of feedstocks, but which also can generate the widest array of output fuels.

What’s more, there’s probably more than enough feedstock, i.e., municipal solid waste and harvestable, non-crop biomass, within a 50 mile radius of your city or town to generate solid returns on investment in a clean, renewable and sustainable waste management facility.

So what’s missing besides money to plan and build such whiz-bang energy production facilities? A lot. Namely, the attention and interest of people (citizens, banks, politicians) who are preoccupied with the present and not looking to the future.

We’ve been tossing our trash for so long that we don’t really see landfills as a problem.  And we don’t yet realize the stored value of what’s in our own trash cans. Or we see this intrinsic value of our trash going to waste but don’t think there’s a chance of ever realizing that value, aside from recycling.

You could change the way the trash and biomass game is being played, in your town. All you need to do is step up and help make it happen.

Factor in the future and we simply must act to protect our long-term interests, not just for our generation, but for all generations to come.

That’s why we’re here fighting for your attention and the respect this energy and waste management issue deserves. We have a future to build, or risk not having done enough to spare future generations from inheriting our complex, interwoven and seemingly intractable trash, energy, and environmental problems.

It’s time to bring trash management and energy creation into the 21st century for everyone’s sake.

Waste management companies, are you listening? How about you, Joe Lunchbox?

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Don’t just read, act!

We are pleased that Bioroot Energy is ranking well in search returns among the major search engines. For example, a search for “bio trash to energy” on Bing ranked this site as #1. We’ve only been live for a couple of months, so that’s good news. It’s one of many signs we’re seeing that people all over the world are taking waste to energy subjects seriously enough to spend sometimes hours reading what’s here, at least from the traffic signals we’re getting.

Converting waste to energy is a no-brainer, it’s innovate, exciting, and most importantly, it’s the right thing to do. What’s not to like about converting your crap to energy except the price of entering the market?

But we’ve also noticed that most people who visit only read about what we’re doing and don’t comment, don’t sign up or become directly involved. Being widely ignored is not unanticipated. We live in an age where freely consuming found information on the Internet is just as common as consuming water.

We realize you are busy. But unlike consuming all the water you can handle, consuming information about trash to energy and not digesting it and getting any value from the exercise can lead to information overload, analysis paralysis, gee-whizitis, whodathunkitis, and all kinds of bad stuff.

Like the inability to separate the wheat from the chaff. Like the ability to step over a diamond and settle for another turd. Is this what you really want from the information you read?

When will you have had enough information and be ready to act on any of the information you’ve consumed? What do you need to read here or be offered to get you involved? Are you a trash maker? Why sure. Okay, tell us how you feel about your trash and what is currently done with it: landfilling. Are you an engineer with expertise in any of the fields we’re involved with in establishing gasfiication facilities? Please become a voice here and give weight and credibility to our story. Are you a biomass stakeholder with no good place to put it? Tell us what you want to do with it.

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