DailyDirt: The Growing Pains Of Biofuels

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So far, grabbing fossil fuels out of the ground has been an unbeatable way to get cheap energy. Since fossil fuels (presumably) come from decaying dinosaurs (and their contemporaries), it makes some sense that growing biofuels might be a way to generate a more renewable source of energy. Unfortunately, biofuel projects haven't quite demonstrated an obviously better way to replace fossil fuels. Here are just a few links to some biofuel info that could lead to more environmentally friendly fuels. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: algae, biodiesel, biofuel, carbon sequestration, corn waste, energy, fossil fuels, hydrocarbons, renewable energy
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    Anonymous Coward, 23 Apr 2014 @ 6:45pm

    I never understood the logic behind corn biofuel. We're taking our food supply and turning it into gasoline. That means we have less food to eat, which raises food prices.

    Growing corn also requires farmers to burn fuel in tractors, in order to plant and harvest corn crops. So all that burnt fuel needs to be subtracted from any net gains of using corn biofuel.

    All the while we have this huge unlimited energy source, called the Sun. I suppose it's hard to charge people for using sunlight, to power their lives. Which is probably why despite all our technological advancements, we can't seem to build efficient or affordable solar technology.

    Humanity's greed will be this world's downfall. We'll even take most species with us to the grave. If we gotta go, everything else is going with us. That's greed in it's purest form.

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