just heard on the 5:30 news that some company is planning on building a
factory in Florida that will produce ethanol from orange peel and other
wonder what that will do to citric prices in the stores.......
Then it wouldn't be called waste, would it? Waste is a human term for
John A. Keslick, Jr.
Beware of so-called tree experts who do not understand tree biology.
Storms, fires, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions keep reminding us
that we are not the boss.
Actually, that is a proper term for materials which normally have no
use for the manufacturer. I give anyone credit who is trying to make
a change and I'm pretty surprised by your statement.
On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 18:41:48 -0400, "symplastless"
Anything with sugar, starch and/or cellulose can be fermented if the
polysacharides are broken down first to simple sugars. You could
probably also burn the limonene extracted from orange peel in a diesel
but then your vehicle would really smell like a lemon ;)
Fundamentally, I'm against finding ways to keep the internal combustion
engine going, especially if it involves using food or food by-products. The
by-products should be composted and returned to the earth, rather than
Besides the use of citrus waste for animal feed (which may be good or
bad), but will make poultry and cow raisers look for alternatives, citrus
oil has uses as a bio-friendly cleaner, flavouring, and other uses listed at
the site below.
I imagine candied lemon peel will cost more, at the very least...
Direct Solvent Replacement being extremely useful, imo.
I understand your point, but wouldn't it be better for the environment
if they did something/anything, to replace the burning of fossil
fuels? I doubt they put citrus into a compost at Tropicana.
I think anything is better than this idiotic use of petrol.
If it actually replaces fossil fuels, perhaps in the short term, until we
come to our senses about we live on this planet. The current biofuel/factory
farm monoculture fad still uses more energy to produce, transport, and
fertilize (from oil).
If it doesn't have cash profit, the right thing is never done.
Yessir..... On National Public Radio here yesterday, there was a
discussion of farm subsidies and Big Agribusiness gets 30% of their income
from that corporate welfare program. No mention of that from the current
regime when discussing cutting "entitlement" programs, of course. The little
guy gets squat.
Glad to read you, too. I don't post much anymore, if I ever really did
here. I had to look myself up and apparently I go back to 2002 (and probably
lurked for quite some time before that). Something about Udder Balm and Bag
Balm and Shania Twain rubbing it all over......... Hey, someone was looking
for it and it's makes a gardener's hands soft, too, so it was on-topic.
Well you old killjoy! Here I was trying to imagine what the new old
guy was on about with his post and you go and inject reality into my
daydream!! Thinkin' about gardens and .........never mind again.
What a day for a daydream
What a day for a daydreamin' boy
It's worse than the above even sounds. And this from 1995....
"At least 43 percent of ADM's annual profits are from products heavily
subsidized or protected by the American government. Moreover, every $1 of
profits earned by ADM's corn sweetener operation costs consumers $10, and
every $1 of profits earned by its ethanol operation costs taxpayers $30."
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