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2009-06-04 Science & Technology
Bio-Fuel Switchgrass Yields Are Greatly Underestimated
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Posted by 3dc 2009-06-04 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6471 views ]  Top

#1 Just like W said.
Posted by gorb 2009-06-04 00:46||   2009-06-04 00:46|| Front Page Top

#2 The real WoT.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2009-06-04 05:09||   2009-06-04 05:09|| Front Page Top

#3 The highest yield was reported in California, where a Ceres experimental variety produced 19 tons per acre.

However, Californista environmental rules mean that to protect some strangely colored variation of a common insect, the stuff will not be permitted for farming on any sizable scale in the state and, of course you silly rabbit, you'll never get the permit to erect an operational conversion plant. Mother Gaia first, damn the unemployed! /sarc off
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-06-04 08:06||   2009-06-04 08:06|| Front Page Top

#4 Microorganisms still make a better deal for biodiesel. And diesel is just plain better than ethanol.

Some of these algae strains are 50% vegetable oil, by weight. Squeeze out that oil, add some ethanol and some lye, strain the result, and you have your basic biodiesel.

Then add 1% petroleum diesel as preservative, and you are good to do with little modification in the gazillion existing diesel engines.
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-06-04 11:39||   2009-06-04 11:39|| Front Page Top

#5 Thank goodness there are real petroleum engineering types here who can appreciate your comment properly, Anonymoose. But I was impressed, too. ;-)
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