Agri Fuel

Organic matter, turned into transportation fuels that reduce our use of imported oil, is better for the environment, and creates new jobs in rural communities.

Many industries and entrepreneurs are developing new technologies to make ethanol or Biodiesel from almost anything that grows or that once grew: corn stalks, prairie grass, rice straw, sawdust, even paper.

Corn harvest.Unfortunately, the two front runner alternative fuel processes feel that American farmers could be put back to work on growing /crops/ for energy. While this is laudable to a point, however, we feel that the collision we predicted, has occured—where there is a severe shortage of edible food—corn, soy, canola, mustard seed, etc (see Cultural Clash).

Crop prices will continue to rise for other markets and a stampeding demand on these resources that clearly can not be accommodated by America's current land mass will occur.

The sum is a plus

On the other hand, with the CC, substituting for imported petroleum via biomass (organic matter such as wood, switch grass, municipal waste or animal offal) could substantially reduce America's dependence on MidEast oil, while at the same time it will diminish the inundation of solid waste matter clogging landfills, harbors, streams, rivers, and roadsides.

The sum result is a plus, in that it also reduces the encroachment of climate damage and change.

The United States produces 1.4 billion tons (2.8 trillion pounds) of agricultural waste every year. With just one years worth of this agro waste alone, the CC process could theoretically produce enough diesel supply for six-and-a-half years from waste!

At just 30% conversion rate (yield), it would be possible to transform this into maybe 120 billion gallons of diesel from CC, which equals 360 billion dollars (at $3.00/gal).

Why biomass?