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SurferJoe46
13-08-2010, 06:15 AM
It's all about alternative fuels and the fact that a terribly huge infrastructure would have to exist worldwide to store, deliver, dispense and regulate it's ultimate delivery to motor vehicles. Gasoline (NZ= sheep dip) or Diesel Fuel (NZ= mutton grease) are already the basis for things mobile - in a motivational-way, that is.

If you want to sell a replacement fuel like, oh - hydrogen f'rinstance - then a whole new high pressure cryogenic delivery system is required and that's too expensive. And dangerous. Emphasis on 'dangerous'.

Couple that with unestablished idiot-proof human familiarity factors and safety for the general crassly uneducated user-driver and you find a radically new fuel is just plain dangerous on the consumer level. They would prolly poke their eye out with the high pressure nozzle or at least freeze their fingers to the cryogenic hose.

Make that: DANGEROUS ON ALL IDIOT-LEVELS.

This is one reason why steam engines (The Stanley Steamer was one) are so dangerous. It would be devastatingly messy and expensive to repair all the craters on the highway where boilers had exploded and taken out a family of six on the way to the beach.

Enter BIOFUELS which on the surface and usual knee-jerk pro-Earther, goody two-shoes nutcase intelligentsia seems to be a very viable answer to all the factors just mentioned::: FAIL!

The POSITIVE arguments for alternative fuels are such:::


Infrastructure in place with liquid fuel stations all over the world.
Pipelines to deliver to depots in existence now.
Metering and dispersion of liquids are understood even by mental midgets.
Liquids in gallons, liters, buckets or hatsfull are all commonly understood

But (there's always a BUT - huh?) --------------->

BIOFUELS are not all created equal! Say that a few times until you memorize it - it's important.


University of Cambridge researcher Anna Stephenson writes that all that energy is used when the algae is moved around to get enough sunlight, giving it a carbon footprint of 320 grams per megajoule equivalent of fuel. That compares to 86 grams for petro-diesel. (http://www.smartplanet.com/business/blog/smart-takes/algae-based-biofuel-can-have-4x-carbon-footprint-of-petro-diesel-study-says/9708/)

And now Stephan Hawking (Stephen Hawking Says Humanity Won't Survive Without Leaving Earth (http://www.space.com/news/stephen-hawking-humanity-escape-earth-100810.html)) says we have to leave the Earth within another 200 years at the most since everything's so destroyed by now that it's a big snowball (NZ= flash-frozen water droplets in interesting and unpredictable patterns that are collected, collated and squeezed into round objects that are usually thrown at girls or unsuspecting persons wearing tophats or at passing horseless carriages) - rolling down a snowy bank gathering more mass and velocity.

Oh! The humanity!

MushHead
13-08-2010, 11:39 AM
Thanks Joe, without your translations for "gasoline", "diesel" and "snowball", I wouldn't have understood any of that!

And did you mean there is some variety of carriage that doesn't require a horse in your part of the world? - please explain!

As an aside, seems that these biologically-sourced fuels don't look so hot when you factor in the sh*t-stirring!

Gobe1
13-08-2010, 12:25 PM
This is one reason why steam engines (The Stanley Steamer was one) are so dangerous. It would be devastatingly messy and expensive to repair all the craters on the highway where boilers had exploded and taken out a family of six on the way to the beach.

But atleast they would be environmentally friendly craters :devil

(Stephen Hawking Says Humanity Won't Survive Without Leaving Earth) Funny you should mention that, i remember reading Nostrodamus (maybe stephen does too) said humans will survive but not on earth......

roddy_boy
13-08-2010, 01:13 PM
It's all about alternative fuels and the fact that a terribly huge infrastructure would have to exist worldwide to store, deliver, dispense and regulate it's ultimate delivery to motor vehicles. Gasoline (NZ= sheep dip) or Diesel Fuel (NZ= mutton grease) are already the basis for things mobile - in a motivational-way, that is.

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Just learn this already for ****'s sake.