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Re: cellulosic ethanol
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2008, 02:01:17 PM »
yes, dark ages.  some people not look good in light.

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Re: cellulosic ethanol
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2008, 02:07:32 PM »
Non-Industrial motor vehicle energy expenditures account for less than a quarter of our national energy expenditure. Even if we halved our driving habits (which would be damn near impossible), we'd still be totally dependent on foreign oil. Behavioral changes are nice to talk about but not a real solution. We don't live in the stone age anymore, and humanity has reached a point where we need a source of energy to maintain our standard of living.

Unless we are willing to return to the dark ages, we need an energy alternative to oil and we need it now. "Conservation" is a pipe dream.

Agreed & actually, the theories exist the funding doesn't - it goes towards efforts like ethanol.
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Re: cellulosic ethanol
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2008, 02:16:37 PM »
I would choose (b) because burning fuel is good for the economy. The more fuel burned, the more commerce transacted (generally). Increased efficiency helps, but that's not the same as conservation.
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Re: cellulosic ethanol
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2008, 02:19:00 PM »
It's not realistically a part of the solution. Every drop of oil we "conserve" will get used up by a developing nation that will willingly pay for it. There are solutions though that will make oil a useless resource for us as well as developing nations.

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Re: cellulosic ethanol
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2009, 07:29:54 AM »
As with Miscanthus, one harvest either early winter or late spring
dependent on the use of the biomass as a cellulosic feedstock or use as
fuel in a variety of furnace types on the market.  We will wait another
few weeks to harvest about 7 acres of miscanthus in Illinois for the
purpose of burning as a furnace fuel next fall-winter.  The fact is,
there are Highly Erodible Lands across the Midwest that would be better
suited to a grass crop versus a traditional row crop... and not all of
those acres have ever been enrolled in any conservation program.
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Re: cellulosic ethanol
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2009, 10:02:06 PM »
Whoa, I hardly even remember this topic and it's back after how long?
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