Biofuel from spare tires

old tires

It sounds too good to be true: a machine that turns trash into oil. But it exists— and the first commercial model has been sold to a company in Arizona to turn junk tires into oil, natural gas, and other reusable products.

Solutions like this having been popping up everywhere lately. Whether it’s continual power from solar, warming an office building by piping in the too-warm air heated by human bodies in the nearby RR station, or trapping the warmth from an asphalt road to heat a house, all manner of macro and micro solutions are being created now.

There will be huge amounts of money and research poured into slowing global warming and creating renewable energy in the coming years, with major breakthroughs sure to come.

  • Slowing global warming is quite out of human hands I think. There is growing scientific skepticism regarding the human activity component to climate change. See my recent postings at for some examples. I do believe that marketplace factors and human ingenuity, as exemplified by your tires to fuel link, is one such step to renewable energy and, eventually, energy independence.

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