[Homestead] what we already knew, or guessed
erthnsky at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 12:48:07 EST 2010
Since some of you don't read Fox, you might have missed Al Gore's
> Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore
> reportedly has had a change of heart on ethanol, telling a conference
> on green energy in Europe that he only supported tax breaks for the
> alternative fuel to pander to farmers in his home state of Tennessee
> and the first-in-the-nation caucuses state of Iowa.
Ok, so list, what about blue green algae...what's y'alls take on that?
Better than corn based ethanol?
On 11/23/2010 12:19 PM, Lynda wrote:
> I'm talking about biofuels. Growing the corn,etc. takes petroleum
> products. Lots of fertilizers which are petroleum based. Tractors on
> the farm. They still have to be hauled to the plants. The
> processing plants are run on petroleum products. Then the resulting
> fuel is hauled, by truck which is more petroleum products, to the end
> They are assuming right. Farmers aren't big on natural means of
> growing. They use the same thing they've always used which is
> petroleum based.
> So, no, corn is not a good fuel. In fact, corn, as currently grown,
> isn't a good anything! And the biofuel currently available costs more
> in petroleum products than going to the corner gas station and filling
> up on fossil fuel now.
> And, as I said, there are much better ways to go and hemp is one of
> them. And harvesting "stuff" out of the ocean is NOT!
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Wendy" <crazygardens at verizon.net>
> I assume that you mean petroleum requires lot of chemicals and needs
> to be
> hauled a gazillion miles to be processed. When I first read it, I
> though you
> meant biofuels. lol That are some of the beauties of biofules. Lots less
> chemicals additives required and processing can be done in small plants
> scattered all over the country near the grow points. No more centrally
> processing like petroleum and far less chemicals. I think I get what the
> artical is trying to say about the corn husks. If you want nice corn
> matter, you have to enrich the soil because corn is such a heavy
> feeder. Just
> enrich it with animal manure and compost from the non usable parts of
> plants. I think they are assuming that you are going to use petroleum
> fertilizer to enrich your bio fuel crops. I agree with you about hemp
> production. The original deisel engines were designed to run on fuel
> from hemp
> oil. I have noticed a lot of disinformation going around about alternate
> energies. Much of this disinformation comes from plugging biofuel
> sources into
> the petroleum process loop. People need to get their mind out of the
> box when
> it comes to alternate fuels.
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