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Originally posted by Project-Sign
reply to post by etcorngods
Yes, but they're quite likely anomolies. For the very rare oil field that refills itself, how many are dry? Thousands? Logic would dictate that it's more likely that abiotic oil is not a viable reality.
Originally posted by NonKonphormist
Originally posted by Pervius
Henry Ford made his own fuel for his first vehicles with potatoes. The plastic he used was made from beans.
The only problem with using plant matter for making oil is that farmers that traditionallly grow food crops switch to fuel crops, as is happening now with the production of ethanol.
This is already causing food shortages and pushing the price of food up worldwide.
Originally posted by archasama
reply to post by hawkiye
Ethanol is far from free energy. You need vast fertile, lands and big machines to plow, plant seeds and harvest plants. Also big industrial complexes that turns plants into ethanol. And growing more ethanol plants makes food prices to rise.