01 Jun '12, 6pm

California Awards $35 Million For Green Energy | Care2 Causes

We do need to develop green (alternative) energy, but care needs to be taken in what systems we support, or do not support. As an example, ethanol made from corn is a bad choice because such use of corn increases food prices. Yet, ethanol made from cellulosic materials is a good way to utilize typical waste products such as bagasse, corn stalks, & wood waste. Plasma gasification can utilize municipal solid wastes (MSWs) to produce green electricity, and this is a better option than what SacPort seems to be planning. Biochar kilns can be used to convert insect-killed & burned-over timber into biofuels & biochar (to increase soil fertility) while using kiln heat to produce green electricity. Algalculture is the most efficient & economical way to produce biofuels (algal-biodiesel) without using productive lands, and while recycling production water. I would suggest that Calif...

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