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

Relationship: The Wisdom to Know

“If I’m disconnected on the inside, I’m disconnected on the outside…if I trash the environment inside, I trash the environment on the outside. What we work to protect and nurture is this ability to connect in a physical and spiritual way with everything.”

– Larry Merculieff, Aleut Elder

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It’s the American Way

NYT Environment blogger Andrew Revkin rocks it with a tune about America’s fossil energy addiction. This song, by “Andy Revkin,” relates the history of humanity’s dirty relationship with fossil fuels.

Homo Sapiens have a sacred duty to steward the natural environment and protect it from degradation or outright destruction. It’s a sobering thought that humanity might have better luck deflecting asteroids away from a terrestrial encounter than doing anything substantive to fix the atmosphere now being used as an open sewer by industry and society.

A coalition of the ready, willing and capable is forming at:

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America’s forests: Land of many (good) uses

The video points to housing and other traditional markets for wood products. Responsible use of wood from America’s forests can also include using what has historically been piled and burned because there was no better use of the needles, barks, branches and cones from thinning and fuel reduction projects. (All that “waste” biomass can make a lot of great clean fuel, an un-traditional but valuable use of wood.)

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