ALTERNATE SOURCES OF ENERGY are many. Some are a
of public information, but some important ones are
SWITCHGRASS (Outline as of 3-21-08)
As of the middle of April, 2008, there is a growing
feeling that biofuels need to be viewed carefully,
especially re side effects such as destruction of
carbon sinks, releasing of green house gases in the
production of biofuels, harmful use of water and
fertilizer, food shortages and price increases, etc.
The planting of switchgrass on barren, marginal or
destroyed lands may turn this crop into a great
asset, not a hidden global warming liabililty. And
there are the new employment opportunities this presents.
(Reclaiming man and land.)
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Benefits of switch grass for cellulosic ethanol
Marginal Lands, e. g., after Phosphate Mining
(Maybe someday use public land like median strips.)
Seed land (or plant land) with switch grass.
Ethanol Production Facility
Solar and Wind Generation of Electricity
Use these in addition
Locate on un-mined, non-radioactive land
Profits to be shared between land owners,
mines, and NFF
(NOTES: The same idea might be used for other feed
stock, e. g., algae, yard waste, timber/lumber
waste, agricultural waste , human and agricultural
Foods to be grown locally as much as possible. See
ECHO for ideas.)
http://www.solazyme.com/ (includes marine algae, etc.)