In line with OT ethanol, an ad touting biodiesel said one of its
benefits was to raise the price of soy beans 60 cents (don't know on
what measure) as a benefit to farmers.
Using either ethanol or biodiesel in cars instead of for food is insanity.
Lower fuel value plus high energy use in conversion to usable product.
Biodiesel may have an advantage because all you need to do is a simple
chemical conversion but ethanol energy costs are high and if you factor
in the increased cost of corn you probably get a loss in energy.
Although ethanol from sugar cane was an instant success,
bio-diesel is not working out in Brazil. Too expensive to produce,
though there is an advantage - you can separate the high quality
protein from the "not so good for your health" oil, so it might be a
solution in the far future. If backward countries like the USA don't
implant public health services with birth control, I can see a future
with "soy meat steaks" for the masses.
Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy - Google 2012
I'm with you, as long as it's production line
stuff. However, one friend of mine used to use
waste vegetable oil from restaurants, and turn
that into bio diesel. I'm OK with using
waste oil for motor fuel.
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