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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 12:46 PM
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39. Recycling waste oil (and manure) is a great thing!
By definition, it cannot solve the energy problem, but if you can get 1 or 2 percent of your energy consumption out of such sources, great. Growing for ethanol, on the other hand, is both scam and, ultimately, crime on humanity.
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  -Is "biofuel" just a fancy way of saying we are going to use food to make fuel? NNN0LHI  Apr-04-08 08:07 AM   #0 
  - No, it means, the fuel can be grown, not mined...  ColbertWatcher   Apr-04-08 08:09 AM   #1 
  - So it has nothing to do with that box of breakfast cereal that cost me 8 bucks yesterday?  NNN0LHI   Apr-04-08 08:11 AM   #3 
  - Um...  ColbertWatcher   Apr-04-08 08:20 AM   #8 
  - Incredible that you're falling for this complete scam...  JackRiddler   Apr-04-08 12:43 PM   #38 
  - That depends on what you use as the source.  alarimer   Apr-04-08 04:05 PM   #50 
     - Sugar is bad news...  JackRiddler   Apr-04-08 04:30 PM   #54 
  - Corn is a bad biofuel.  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-04-08 04:42 PM   #57 
  - What ceral did tou buy?  DadOf2LittleAngels   Apr-04-08 10:29 AM   #22 
  - No.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-04-08 01:11 PM   #41 
  - actually, it does....  mike_c   Apr-04-08 08:15 AM   #5 
  - not necessarily-  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 08:21 AM   #9 
  - Thank you.  ColbertWatcher   Apr-04-08 08:24 AM   #12 
  - of course they would....  mike_c   Apr-04-08 08:49 AM   #13 
  - by that measure, so does petroleum exploration,extraction, processing...etc.  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 10:45 AM   #24 
     - of course not-- that's just hyperbole....  mike_c   Apr-04-08 10:54 AM   #27 
        - check out this link-  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 11:03 AM   #28 
           - the main problems with algal biofuel...  mike_c   Apr-04-08 01:28 PM   #44 
              - as far as nutrients are concerned...  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 04:22 PM   #53 
  - But it would impact two eco-systems  NoMoreMyths   Apr-04-08 08:52 AM   #14 
     - doesn't all energy production impact various ecosystems in some negative way?  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 10:47 AM   #25 
        - Yes they do  NoMoreMyths   Apr-04-08 11:09 AM   #29 
           - the best answer may be a combination of sources that do the least harm...  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 11:23 AM   #32 
  - Technicality.  ColbertWatcher   Apr-04-08 08:21 AM   #11 
     - so the rest of the world's species are just a "technicallity...?"  mike_c   Apr-04-08 08:53 AM   #15 
  - Except for the part about it taking as much or more petroleum to grow, harvest and...  Orsino   Apr-04-08 09:56 AM   #19 
  - It doesn't have to be that way...but at present it is.  HereSince1628   Apr-04-08 08:10 AM   #2 
  - sure is..check the price of corn syrup  madrchsod   Apr-04-08 08:13 AM   #4 
  - not if we use non-arable land to build algae farms that use salt-water to grow their "crops"  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 08:17 AM   #6 
  - the military is developing algae fuel  madrchsod   Apr-04-08 08:21 AM   #10 
  - Alright, using the highest yield there, let's see how many acres it would take...  Solon   Apr-04-08 10:30 AM   #23 
     - seems like the university of new hampshire physics dept. came up with different totals...  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 10:53 AM   #26 
     - Your math is off  kgfnally   Apr-04-08 11:12 AM   #30 
     - Yeah, I noticed that, I screwed up my metric to imperial conversion...  Solon   Apr-04-08 11:16 AM   #31 
        - you don't even have to use the 15,000 gallon figure-  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 11:27 AM   #33 
           - That would only give about a yield of 3.392 billion barrels a year...  Solon   Apr-04-08 12:07 PM   #35 
              - the article deals with replacing petroleum fuels used for transportation  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 12:17 PM   #36 
              - Most of our electricity usage comes from coal or natural gas, not oil...  Solon   Apr-04-08 12:27 PM   #37 
                 - people will not stop driving cars, that's a given.  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 01:13 PM   #42 
                    - Why is that a given?  Solon   Apr-04-08 01:51 PM   #46 
                       - because it's what our current culture is built around, and china's is being converted to...  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 02:13 PM   #47 
              - The valuable thing about liquid fuels is that they are well suited for transportation.  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-04-08 04:40 PM   #56 
     - Uh, one square km. is equal to about 247 acres...  chixydix   Apr-04-08 04:02 PM   #49 
  - Not such a good idea  OzarkDem   Apr-04-08 08:57 AM   #16 
  - Some examples of biofuels that aren't food  OmahaBlueDog   Apr-04-08 09:29 AM   #17 
  - Nah... It's just a moniker that screams  Karenina   Apr-04-08 09:52 AM   #18 
  - I use biodiesel made from waste oil.  Lance_Boyle   Apr-04-08 10:01 AM   #20 
  - but there's not enough waste oil for everyone to do it.  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 11:29 AM   #34 
     - which is fine  Lance_Boyle   Apr-04-08 03:52 PM   #48 
  - Food based fuels are a sub set of bio-fules  DadOf2LittleAngels   Apr-04-08 10:26 AM   #21 
  - Recycling waste oil (and manure) is a great thing!  JackRiddler   Apr-04-08 12:46 PM   #39 
  - Bush legacy - Burn food, eat cardboard from China. nt  LeftHander   Apr-04-08 01:08 PM   #40 
  - Corn isn't even a very efficient crop for fuel conversion  KamaAina   Apr-04-08 01:18 PM   #43 
  - It's an obscenity.  blindpig   Apr-04-08 01:49 PM   #45 
  - Usually. Making bio-diesel from used deep-fryer grease, that's an exception.  Herdin_Cats   Apr-04-08 04:09 PM   #51 
  - It means damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!  Mountainman   Apr-04-08 04:10 PM   #52 
  - Something seems a little wrong here, maybe, maybe not.  ThomWV   Apr-04-08 04:38 PM   #55 
     - Here is the answer to the wheat question  NNN0LHI   Apr-04-08 05:04 PM   #58 
        - But if we use our crops to fuel our cars  XemaSab   Apr-05-08 05:35 PM   #59 

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