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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 04:13 PM
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This is an effort to create legislation for an Open Fuel Standard Act, that will give a boost to alternative energy sources for our cars. This will get OPEC and the monopoly of the Oil Companies off our backs !


Why the Open Fuel Standard Act? Imagine you’ve got a flex fuel car—a car that has been retro-fitted to accept at least 2 different kinds of fuel. You notice the price of regular gas just hit $4.10 per gallon. Because you can also run on methanol (or electricity, natural gas, etc), you check the current price for methanol which is approximately $1.65! Now that you’ve got “Fuel Choice,” you fill up with methanol! Methanol can be produced from natural gas and biomass (common trash, plant wastes, landfill materials, etc). Therefore, it’s a potential environmental winner as well.

What happens when tens of millions of consumers start taking advantage of fuel choice and switch to other fuels? OPEC is forced to bring down its prices in order to compete. Game over. The price of oil per barrel would plummet down to its natural market trading range of $10 to $25 per barrel.

How can we be so sure of this? Brazil has already done it—back in the 80’s and it’s still working for them! Do you know that two of the major car suppliers to Brazil’s flex fuel market are GM and Ford? Brazil’s proven success demonstrates that a single nation can employ this strategy successfully as a solitary nation against the forces of worldwide markets.

Why shouldn’t the U.S. and other major oil consuming countries follow suit? The transition costs are minimal when compared to the tremendous savings and security we all will enjoy through fuel choice!
I know some of you are asking: “What about Drill Baby Drill”? We are enthusiastically in favor of developing all strategies to disarm OPEC and their deadly allies. We need to develop all forms of energy, especially our unfathomable supplies of oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear energy technologies. Encouraging fuel choice through the Open Fuel Standard ACT of 2011 will only enhance these and other needed developments.

***Action Items***

1) Invest 5 minutes to support fuel choice for your gas tank and for the nation! Contact your member of Congress and urge them to be a co-sponsor for H.R. 1687, the Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011. We are starting to pick up real momentum in this process! Please make sure your member of Congress is a co-sponsor.
Click Here to complete this simple process.

2) Check out the amazing new website dedicated to the passage of the Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011. Please sign up for email updates and find out the many reasons we need to actively promote this bill. The resources this site has amassed are considerable. There are many factors involved that we just don’t have the space to cover in a single email. Please avail yourself to this vital information.

From a recent Act for America newsletter

Learn more at www.openfuelstandard.org... and download the OFSA factsheet from here: www.openfuelstandard.org...




posted on May, 26 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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Are you really suggesting that we go to Biofuel and stop growing food? If this were feasible and possible it would already be in the works.

Alternative fuels are not ready for prime time and that is where the lies to us and ourselves comes into play. We all want cheap clean energy, but the technology is simply not there yet. The stuff we see here is mostly fraudulent, exaggerated or being used by a fanatic who does not care if using it would make food unaffordable.

The rich and the elite don't care because a few hundred a week has no meaning to them and they could care less in some cases if it drives food so high people starve. Then we have the fanatics who would just as soon kill people off due to their insane ideologies.

We have Flex-Fuel. We have electric cars. We can convert anything we wish to bio-diesel. All that already exists. People don't use it for good reasons. To expensive to afford. I would take away the land we use to grow food. It creates more pollution producing it than it saves. Those are the real facts.

A good question is why have we not switched to LNG. Any vehicle can be converted. We have hundreds of years worth easily available. It's way cleaner. You notice none of the fanatics are for it, not even our old opportunistic, wanna-be billionaire Gore.

We could have switched to that what, 40 years ago? A simple to install conversion is all it takes and it's real, not some might be viable in the future nonsense.

You do know that Brazil is destroying forests for that?
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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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We could be using alternative fuels with something other than food crops. Many grasses that could be grown on the sides of the Mississippi river can be used. I wonder if we could use Saw Grass from the Everglades and turn that int fuel.

In any case lobbying is what is keeping us bringing alternative fuels to market.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 05:30 PM
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I would go for it if someone sold butanol.
en.wikipedia.org...
newscenter.berkeley.edu...

Butanol can be use in many cars with little to no modifications

Using the Fischer–Tropsch process butanol can be made from trash, coal, plant mater or sewage.

Butanol can also be used in fuel cells



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 05:50 PM
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Are you really suggesting that we go to Biofuel and stop growing food? If this were feasible and possible it would already be in the works.


In fact ...



Best part it can be done on non-farmland such as barren desert.

Spread it around the world and it solves the peak oil issue, but
from what I am seeing it is being blocked for various reasons.

Also this method can be transitioned over to making hydrogen
once the Infrastructure is ready.

Biological Hydrogen production

Again I don't see it being allowed to happen, but it is viable, but
goes against the current plutocrat paradigm.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by Blaine91555
 


We could be using alternative fuels with something other than food crops. Many grasses that could be grown on the sides of the Mississippi river can be used. I wonder if we could use Saw Grass from the Everglades and turn that int fuel.

In any case lobbying is what is keeping us bringing alternative fuels to market.


Coskata claimed they could turn anything from leaves to grass clippings
into ethanol at $1 a gallon once the process is perfected.

GM looked at their work and saw it was enzyme based vs. needing massive
amount of cooking such as making alcohol for drinking and they were sold
letting the microbes doing the work versus thermal and time.

After GM engineers reviewed it they invested millions in it and it has not
moved a great deal since that event...

$1/gal ethanol via cellulosic waste and microbes
edit on 26-5-2011 by Ex_MislTech because: content



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:33 AM
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Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
 


Are you really suggesting that we go to Biofuel and stop growing food? If this were feasible and possible it would already be in the works.

Alternative fuels are not ready for prime time and that is where the lies to us and ourselves comes into play. We all want cheap clean energy, but the technology is simply not there yet. The stuff we see here is mostly fraudulent, exaggerated or being used by a fanatic who does not care if using it would make food unaffordable.

The rich and the elite don't care because a few hundred a week has no meaning to them and they could care less in some cases if it drives food so high people starve. Then we have the fanatics who would just as soon kill people off due to their insane ideologies.

We have Flex-Fuel. We have electric cars. We can convert anything we wish to bio-diesel. All that already exists. People don't use it for good reasons. To expensive to afford. I would take away the land we use to grow food. It creates more pollution producing it than it saves. Those are the real facts.

A good question is why have we not switched to LNG. Any vehicle can be converted. We have hundreds of years worth easily available. It's way cleaner. You notice none of the fanatics are for it, not even our old opportunistic, wanna-be billionaire Gore.

We could have switched to that what, 40 years ago? A simple to install conversion is all it takes and it's real, not some might be viable in the future nonsense.

You do know that Brazil is destroying forests for that?
edit on 5/26/2011 by Blaine91555 because: (no reason given)


It's not just about biofules it's about choice. Besides, biofules don't have to mean a shortage of foods. Did you know farmers are actually paid NOT to grow food? We have tons of food.. having food is not the problem. Some of these things are in the works but most often not by people who have our best interest at heart. legislation will open the doors to have alternative fuels that can compete big time with the oil companies products. It wont be a few hundred a week, it will be billions of dollars a year that will no longer go into Big Oil's pockets.

Yes, we have had technology for years that could have done this but never the legislation on our side to fight big oil and get these things to the public like they need to be for mass usage. I repeat, we have had the technology for years.. the people have been ready for years.. it is only big oil ans private interest/corrupt government that has stopped this. I can show you cars that ran on hydrogen back in the 60's. I can show you cars that had a carburetor that got 300 miles to the gallon. I can show you electric cars back from the 1800's that were used way before Ford built his first Model T. To say the technology isn't there nor is it ready is simply foolish.
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