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Monday, March 19, 2007

Biofuels; Tomorrow is upon us...

With the increase in funding that new legislation promises to provide for research and development of alternative energy sources, this is an appropriate time to evaluate the existing alternatives, and consider a localized community-sized model that would expedite the development and the transition time.

Alternative energy ideas are popping up everywhere. Even in the face of industrial-strength suppression to prevent competition to the fossil-fuel monopolies, All-American ingenuity has been churning out ideas in response to the laws of supply and demand that the oil industry ignores. Therefore, there is already a willing public, a receptive market and a multiple-choice list of alternatives, that can ALL be developed to accommodate this 21st Century energy revolution.

I have created a "local loop" flow chart, intended to provide both a simple visual guide and an information link. The diagram outlines what I believe represents the best potential future for alternative biofuel energy, with the emphasis on a local loop. It gives you direct internet links to the latest information about each of the separate layers in this multi-layered system.

I have not included wind and PV power, this post is devoted to biofuels, but both those natural resources promise to be an integral part of the whole energy independence story.

Keep in mind, always, it is not any one of these products, but the UNION of all these alternatives that forms one idea, a unified construct that addresses a big percentage of our energy needs.

These innovations, along with some meaningful revisions in our power usage cycles, bring us ever closer to total energy independence. Unfortunately, while we have some good reference resources for these fuels, there are few websites or plans that put them all together into the "team concept" of energy independence.

No single alternative energy source will stand alone to replace foreign oil and coal, and other traditional, environmentally-hazardous energy sources. But the answer will be found in the application of multiple, compatible, and complimentary alternatives, in a gear-up system that generates LOCAL community and agricultural electricity needs.

I don't imagine everyone who reads these will learn something new, some of you and your staff people know a lot more than I do about these issues. But there are many people on this email list that have, at best, a transparently superficial knowledge of the energy alternative story. All the while, "biowatts" are just waiting to be harvested from our renewable resources.

These links and diagrams are intended to help increase your alternative-energy fluency and to help you visualize how these resources can become immediately functional, this is not just more talk or speculation or experimentation. Although in essence, this will all be a very grand experiment, one that immediately produces "biowatts" from purely local resources, and gets more efficient as it develops.

What I propose is that somewhere in the process of allocating all this new research money for these alternatives, we need to put together, in every state, one town-sized model of what I have proposed here. It would prove to be the most efficient way to de-centralize our use of power, and create REAL American jobs and energy independence, on a very local basis. Each of the plants described would bring more than one high-tech job to the community, those wages and the cost of the raw materials for energy production (paid directly to local farmers) come from the utility bills of the community, along with a payment towards the federal and state loans that financed construction of the facility. And all of those funds remain in the local loop, too, instead of financing indoor ski slopes in Dubai.

As you look over the diagram, click the links below to help you become much more familiar with each resource at its most basic level. I've linked to websites that provide much more comprehensive information and extended linkage about each of these alternative fuel sources.

You will see three liquid-fuel alternatives on my chart . One is biobutanol, another ethanol, and the third is biodiesel. Any one of these three fuels could be a stand-alone power product, but by developing all three together, time would eventually determine the most efficient alternative.
This would create a model for other communities to emulate, once the most efficient form was established.

So what I am to lobbying for is a bill that would , at both at the federal level and at the state level, subsidize the construction of a multi-fuel facility similar to what I have diagramed, and help provide the expertise to start it up and get at least one alternative, preferably all three, into the production loop, generating electricity for the local grid.

If we are going to spend billions on alternative energy research, lets start with a local version. Click the links below to get more info about:





Biomass Options

Butanol Review

Ethanol Plant

Willie Nelson's Biodiesel

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