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Alternative Fuels

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Popular Mechanics offers a look at the most promising alternative fuels being developed.

  • Cellulosic Ethanol–Biological Method
  • Cellulosic Ethanol–Gasification Method
  • Algal Biodiesel
  • Green Gasoline
  • Biobutanol
  • Designer Hydrocarbons
  • Fourth-Generation Fuel

What is interesting to note is that none of these alternatives has been rolled out on a large enough scale to matter, yet. This is why it is very important to supplement our R & D of alternatives with new oil well development. Also, those in favor of wind use will first need to develop a 21st century energy grid to transfer power to where its needed both from wind and whatever other method is being used to make up any slack (ie when the wind isn’t blowing).

Of these, I’m in favor of the algal biodiesel, which I’ve talked about before.

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Written by walonline

August 13, 2008 at 9:46 am

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  1. […] This is interesting, as I have documented that algae may be one of the most promising “alternative” energy source in development (see prior posts “Algae Based Biofuels Are TheĀ Future“, and more recently “Alternative Fuels“). […]


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