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  1. I'm a little skeptical of Enerkom. I'm skeptical of All "Gasifiers." I'm much more sanguine about the future of the "Enzymists," like Genera, Poet, and Fiberight.
  2. The oil companies desperately want biobutanol. They can ship it through their existing pipelines, and maintain their monopoly status. It's a doubtful proposition, though. It's considerably more expensive to produce, and of no real benefit, that I can see, to the consumer. I'm skeptical.
  3. Dan, what is your hwy mileage on E85 compared to gasoline?
  4. I don't know if they could do it, Cessna; But That is a hell of an idea. One of the best I've heard for awhile.
  5. Yeah, or just buy the poppy crop. Give'm double the price the Taliban will, and process the poppy seeds (they yield about 100 gal/acre.) Since we are already paying $400.00/gal for diesel (yes, really, that's right, $400.00) we would save a ton. Halliburton would be upset, however.
  6. I guess if I point out that the Dems could have extended the tax credit any time they wanted to since Nov. '08 Dan will just take the post down. Well, they could have. They've had a huge majority in the house, an un-filibusterable majority in the senate (until Scott Brown was elected - but they could have still pulled Grassley and some other corn state republicans any time they wanted,) and the white house. All the Dems had to do was pass it. Now, Dan, you are the one that brought up "Republicans," not me.
  7. The tax credit is, most likely, dead. Plan accordingly.
  8. Well, I agree; you start Political thread, and then take down comments that don't agree with your political opinions. I think it stinks. However, the truth is, NO ONE supports Corn Ethanol "this" year. The odds are Very strong, now, that the ethanonol blenders credit is going to expire on Jan 1st. Plan accordingly.
  9. Everything I write on this subject gets taken down, so I don't have a clue what we're supposed to put up. I woud bet on Grassley in the Senate, and Petersen in the House, and that's it.
  10. I'm guessing, but I figure their technology was actually working, and Verenium was frustrated at BP's foot-dragging.
  11. Robert Rapier has a thread up on E85 in Iowa. It seems to be an attempt at identifying a Reasonable ethanol policy for the Midwest. You might want to take a look. http://www.consumerenergyreport.com/2010/08/30/e85-case-study-iowa/
  12. I partially blame GM for this. They have a spokesman running around out there crying wolf over E15, saying it might damage their nonflexfuel cars. Well, if I'm a mechanic, and I hear that I'm going to think, "hmm, that stuff must be pretty bad. I better tell my customers to stay away from it." GM, and Ford have been trying to play this deal "too cute, by half" now for too long.
  13. There's a special $1.01 Tax Credit if biologically produced methanol is used to produce transportation fuel. I'm pretty sure that without that tax credit they would have no chance of showing a profit. (I honestly doubt that they can show a profit with the tax credit.)
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