Everywhere you look: Biofuels

bus.jpgIn the US they are planting 355,000 acres of canola to make ethanol. In Malaysia they are using palm oil. Brazil is exporting ethanol made from whatever they plant after they chop down the rainforest. In France and Austria they are making it from sugar. Even Saudi Arabia is building a biofuel plant using jatropha, a non-edible plant producing oil for blending with diesel. (growing it with what water?)Treehugger is really optimistic about biodiesel made from waste, garbage and pigshit, but really wonder if these are all just another version of the hydrogen shell game, where it takes more fuel to make it than you get out of it. These two articles reprinted from Singapore Strait list projects around the world.

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