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Biofuel From Switch Grass
an idea whose time has not come
lawman




msg:4397675
 5:05 am on Dec 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Congress subsidized a product that didn't exist, mandated its purchase though it still didn't exist, is punishing oil companies for not buying the product that doesn't exist, and is now doubling down on the subsidies in the hope that someday it might exist. [online.wsj.com ]

 

engine




msg:4397898
 5:38 pm on Dec 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Grass, eh! Is that really going to provide enough energy when processed?

lexipixel




msg:4398096
 3:45 am on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

There's one mode of transportation that can use the grass based fuel without any processing at all -- and as a bonus, using that form of transport creates combustible methane.



...it's called a horse.

tangor




msg:4398099
 4:13 am on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

Maybe we don't want to get into this, even in foo...

[news.investors.com...]

Or bioengineering e. coli to churn switchgrass (really does exist)

[smartplanet.com...]

Rugles




msg:4398373
 7:58 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

I remember when Bush threw that out in a State of the Union address. I was like .... wha?

I knew immediately that some rich jerk somewhere was going to profit from this insanity and they had the ear of the President.

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