3 Responses to Gasoline from plant matter

  1. Save Money Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 9:11 pm #

    Hmm another way to lay waste to the environment using whatever plant we need for fuel. Doesn’t sound too promising.

  2. DJ Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 10:11 am #

    There are plenty of plants that replace themselves faster than they can be harvested. Take kudzu and water hyacinth for example, or russian thistle (tumbleweed).

    But sustainable farming techniques are already in use for energy production in the form of dendro power: plots of trees in tropical climates that replace themselves as fast as they are harvested, and are used to generate electricity on a small scale.

  3. Bob Morris Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 12:37 pm #

    The article also mentioned using waste from food and lumber processing.