Is Biofuel the solution?

Sources of Biofuel:

1. Food (corn, sunflowers, sugar cane, soybeans, etc)
2. Cellulose (trees, woodlands, forest, grasslands, etc)
3. Algae (seaweed, pond scum, runoff ponds, retention ponds, etc)
4. Animal Fats (Leftover fat from animal food products)
5. Methane (decomposing organic matter like food, compost, and other landfill materials)

(http://news.discovery.com/tech/top-ten-sources-biofuel.html)

Biofuel vs Patroleum

1. PATROLEUM IS BIOFUEL

2. GASOLENE IS BIOFUEL

3. KERESENE IS BIOFUEL

Okay, your now saying to yourself “NO ITS NOT”. It is fossil fuel. 

In one simple statement: Fossil fuels are biomass from fossilized organisms.  This is STORED CARBON buried under layers of sediment.  It was trapped from dramatic environmental changes.

Could crude oil pockets act a lubricants for plate tectonics?

I suggest you read this article: Why is oil usually found in deserts and arctic areas?

So what is the difference

The earth took  millions of years for conversion of organisms called  fossil fuels.  So called “green energy” biofuels are the conversion of living organisms into usable fuel by means of acceleration.

Why the rush for biofuel advancement?

Fossil fuels is considered a non-renewable resource and is declining in availability

Biofuels are considered renewable because of the utilization of using living organisms. The theory is biofuels can be grown, harvested, decomposed, destructured, extracted, converted and USED in place of fossil fuels. The reuse comes from one word: Biofuels can be GROWN

What is the GREEN ENERGY advantage?

I ask you to come to your own conclusion. I have compiled a list of resources:

CONCLUSION

I will summarize by referencing the article below:

1. USDA Grants $80 Million for Biofuel Development

The state’s two large universities will lead efforts to develop biofuels and regional renewable-energy markets under $80 million grants that are among the largest ever awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the agency announced Wednesday

The grants allow Washington State University and the University of Washington to lead research into the conversion of Pacific Northwest wood and forest residues into biofuels.

Researchers say wood biofuels have the potential to help the region recover from the loss of natural resource jobs in recent years and to use existing infrastructure, such as timber and pulp mills, to serve another regional powerhouse: the airline industry.

The University of Washington will lead a consortium of universities and businesses in a $40 million project to research converting poplar trees grown on plantations to aviation, diesel and gasoline fuels. Washington State University will lead another $40 million project to research the potential for using residual wood after logging and forest thinning for aviation fuel.

Air travel is responsible for about 3 percent of greenhouse gases. Airlines have been seeking ways to control their fluctuating fuel costs and reduce their carbon footprint by turning to alternative fuel sources that can be interchanged with petroleum-based kerosene.

http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2011/09/28/usda-awards-136m-for-advanced-biofuels/

DEFORESTATION vs AVIATION FUEL CO2 EMISSIONS

Mature forests, having absorbed CO2 from the atmosphere while growing, store carbon in wood, leaves, and soil. That carbon is released when people clear forested land and destroy the wood. From 2000 to 2005, the loss of forests, primarily in tropical developing countries, accounted for approximately 12 percent of global GHG emissions. (Source: Congressional Budget Office)

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/42686

BASED ON THE ABOVE

1. Air travel is responsible for about 3 percent of greenhouse gases and deforestation (between 2000 to 2005) accounted for 12% worldwide.

2. Does it make sense the USDA is offering 136 million in research and development grants with a primary focus on biofuel from trees, forest, woodlands, tall grasses, crops, and other CO2 natural scrubbers?

 

 

 

 

 

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