Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol – Times Online
Hey, stumblers, look at this: bio-petroleum is possible.
Now we only need to figure out how much “waste” material is needed to produce a barrel of crude or its equivalent.
“– if LS9 used Brazilian sugar cane as its feedstock, its fuel would probably cost about $50 a barrel.”
Of course this throws everything right back into politics. Everything is not without some political color. You know the rising price of corn right now? A big part of that is because of the tariffs and import quotas on Brazilian sugar cane.
Not only has that led to the replacement of real sugar with “High Fructose Corn Syrup,” but it also prevents cheap Brazilian ethanol from getting into the US.
Big Corn is no joke, stumblers. And the USA is practically Soviet in its Oligopoly and government entrenchment: the idea of using local waste is actually an good idea and quite effective, but I doubt somehow that it will work out that way here in the USSA.
That is, until we can all find a way to brew bio-petrol in those illegal moonshine home stills. Moonshine!!
Just think, if they make this work, politicians can be used for feedstock.
DISCUSS. Kidding aside, this is quite important. I mean, the thing is that the energy put into products that burn is, in a sense, already lost. So getting some of that back will make us more petrol-efficient, which will give us time to do something other than (or on top of, in addition to) oil-based energy.
Also. The article says it would take a plant with the size of Chicago to supply the USSA for a week.
They claim this like it’s a bad thing.
But, hello, this IS America! There are ENTIRE states with no other purpose than to be flown over!
I’m sure the state of Nevada wouldn’t mind another industry besides gaming and amusement and extraterrestrial cover-ups.