One novel way to view trash? Think of trash as mankind’s apathy, made real. The visible signs of our failure to act responsibly to preserve our own interests. We’ve been burying and burning waste since we lived in caves or slept underneath the stars 10,000 years ago. Just like apathy which shadows all human initiative, trash has been a constant backdrop of all human activity.
At some point soon enough, without direct, concerted action at the local and municipal level, we’ll bury ourselves in trash, if we don’t go flat broke (whoops, we are already) or perish from the inevitable pollution first. Our collective apathy will ensure the outcome.
Nobody in their right mind wants this, right? Then why is it turning out that way?
If you think we’re being dramatic here, just keep doing what you are doing, which is probably nothing. In case you’re wondering, simply reading what we have to say on the subject is next to nothing if you don’t do anything real with what you’ve learned.
Or visit Disneyland for a Really Good Time.
But if you’re still with us, we need your help on a few million sundry items, such as:
How can we turn what has never had a practical use into something very valuable? And to further beg the metaphor, how can Bioroot Energy turn personal apathy (maybe even yours) about the subject into abundant enthusiasm for supporting what we are doing?
Would money help? Sure! you say. How about a cleaner planet? Absolutely, right?
The green energy potential in the trash and harvestable, sustainable non-crop biomass within 50 miles of you is likely far, far larger than you might think. Whether it’s enough to make a biofuel venture work is up to the experts, but it’s well worth considering if you have interest in solving one of America’s biggest problems and reaping the benefit, right in your town.
The other big variable that has yet to be addressed, at least in our project, is what to do with the syngas created by processing the feedstock via gasification. Make ethanol? What about methanol or di-methyl ether? What’s the highest best use of the syngas? What will justify the large investments required to build these facilities, and get the green biofuels ball rolling for real?
Is there a way to turn syngas into a fuel type that is less toxic, cleaner burning, and has a higher octane rating than ethanol? What options are there?
That’s what Bioroot Energy wants to know.