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Thread: NYT: As Biofuel Demand Grows, So Do Guatemala’s Hunger Pangs

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    Re: NYT: As Biofuel Demand Grows, So Do Guatemala’s Hunger Pangs

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Corn as a biofuel is stupid. Thank you midwest congressman (mostly Republicans btw) for constantly maintaining those giant farming subsidies for corn farmers to do this.

    The future of Bio-fuel is algae. Not corn. Not soybean. Not food.
    I too think algae and bio-diesel is the answer here. However, two things:

    1) the corn used for ethanol is NOT the same corn you eat - it is closer to livestock feed corn. Wouldn't be tasty at all to a human.
    2) algae isn't alone, a lot of success has been had from bacterial generation of bio-fuels.

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    Re: NYT: As Biofuel Demand Grows, So Do Guatemala’s Hunger Pangs

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I too think algae and bio-diesel is the answer here. However, two things:

    1) the corn used for ethanol is NOT the same corn you eat - it is closer to livestock feed corn. Wouldn't be tasty at all to a human.
    2) algae isn't alone, a lot of success has been had from bacterial generation of bio-fuels.
    I hope such tech keeps getting checked out. The Navy has put a lot behind the algae fuel so I have high hopes for its progress being that it isn't some small startup on its own trying to fight Exxon for space in the fuel market.
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    Re: NYT: As Biofuel Demand Grows, So Do Guatemala’s Hunger Pangs

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I too think algae and bio-diesel is the answer here. However, two things:

    1) the corn used for ethanol is NOT the same corn you eat - it is closer to livestock feed corn. Wouldn't be tasty at all to a human.
    2) algae isn't alone, a lot of success has been had from bacterial generation of bio-fuels.
    Biodiesel is a perfect fit for the military. Once they build fuel stations, our military will no longer be so dependent on foreign nations at any time to fuel our military. Also, one thing that holds biodiesel back is a big thing that makes it perfect for the military. Biodiesel refining has been only able to produce diesel fuel and jet fuel.... there hasn't been success in it making gasoline. That's the downside. The upside militarily is aside from nuclear power running ships, it's all running on diesel fuel or jet fuel.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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