Maybe …..food is more important making fuel?
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I do have one thing/suggestion to say: Not trying to be novel here….or think I’m the smartest guy in the room (obviously I’m not – I can’t get more than a handful of people interested in this blog.) But I don’t understand why we are trying to make NEW fuel.
Wouldn’t it be much more productive to produce fuel, that we already have, and make a thinner, but just as effecient, fuel? Could we not make cars with altered engines that wouldn’t need as much oil and gas to run it?
Would it not be more productive to stretch out what we have? Like…no joke….a crack dealer (which is a propos, according to Mr. We’re Addicted to Oil). A crack dealer has XXX amount of cocaine….but then he cuts it…with baking soda…or whatever, and you make 10 to 100x more than just selling the coke straight.
I know we put additives and stuff to the oil/natural gas….to either fortify or strip something out of it – but let’s say (hypothetically) that we have a barrel of oil…and it powers 10 cars. Would it not have been more beneficial to find a way for that one barrel to power 20 cars…………instead of financing a wholly NEW (even somewhat questionable/flimsy) system, in which you have no idea how it will turn out AND is actually now being shown to actually be hurtful?
Where are the efforts on this? This is my thing…..is it me….or it is obvious we are going to have issues when you ask farmers (and pay them exorbenant amounts of money) to plant corn for fuel – instead of food? Where’s the natural hierarchy here? Feeding people is more important that fueling up a car?