Sunday, March 15, 2009

Beat Oil Crises with Biofuels

Jatropha plantation can be found in the Philippines

Due to continuous increase in the price of fossil fuel nowadays, people from around the world tend to rely on Biofuel, which is a cheaper alternative. As a matter of fact,Brazil, the world's top producer of ethanol, uses sugarcane for this fuel. Many developing countries such as those in the southern part of Africa produce large amount of sugar and have potential to become ethanol producers. The United States relies on corn to produce nearly one-quarter of the world's ethanol. China is fast emerging as the third largest ethanol supplier.

Ethanol which is also known as bioethanol is a gasoline-type fuel made by fermenting sugars into alcohol. Ethanol can be made from sugar cane, sugar beets, sweet sorghum and starch from corn.

Biodiesel is a diesel-type fuel made from plants that naturally produce oils. These oils are processed so that the glycerine in the oil is removed and is replaced with methyl alcohol. Biodiesel can be made from all kinds of pant oils like soybean, rapseed, coconut, palm, canola, jatropha, sunflower, and olive.

18 comments:

  1. Have you also heard of the Chinese or Japanese car that used water as fuel? It did not get any media exposure, there's no market in water, thats why.

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  2. Nice article.
    It's a fact, government doesn't want to find a replacement. There are several new ideas, that work, that have been presented and ignored!

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  3. nice Contents !~! Keep posting !!

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  4. Good article and good site. But i disagree with you. The best way to beat oil crises is to beat the crap out of oil magnates who manipulate the supply to make more money.

    Cheers,
    The Political Animal
    http://politicalanimal.today.com/

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  5. Haha, love the answer ahead of me.

    The problem with corn is, from an environmental point of view, it's worse. You'll burn more fuel in tractors that harvest the corn, then you'll burn more diesel transporting it to be refined, and then even more diesel transporting it to gas stations. It's just burning even more, plus the corn itself.

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  6. I don't think corn is the answer but I read where Disney Land changed their train rides over to recycled oil as the fuel. They can provide half the amount used from their own restaurants. Go Mickey.
    Great post though, keep it up.

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  7. wow, i'm from the philippines but i haven't known that plantation.. >_<

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  8. Nice Blog my Friend, see you :P

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  9. Nice blog my friend, see you :P

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  10. I have always believe that hemp should be grown for biodiesel fuel - among it's other uses.

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  11. Biodiesel can be an alternative way to solve energy problem in the world.

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  12. I will always believe that the "Big Oil Companies" will forever hold back the production of Biofuels and until the entire world says "that's enough" we will always be dependent on oil.

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  13. NICE blog trivia...tnx 4 d new info...iv attended a 3 day workshop and seminar regarding jathropha...

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  14. Hi Dennis,

    Thank you to visit Sexy Help Desk. You're welcome to go there any time!!

    It was nice to read you last post about Brazilian's Ethanol. This program works here soo many years... we're very proud of this. I invite you to visit my country at some point. See you...

    Alberto published a post on.. Welcome to Sexy Help Desk

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  15. great...lets hope senator migs zubiri will continue to develop and support the use of jathropa as alternative fuel.

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  16. I am for turning the political animal loose. This post is well written and slightly controversial. The thread is as good and more fun than the catalyst post that nurtured it; thanks.

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