Sunday, November 4, 2012

The ideal biofuel company...

The ideal biofuels company would not use giant farm land to produce large amounts of fuel for everyone. Rather, the company would sell barrels to people. People can put any compost-able items (left over food, paper, maybe human waste, etc) into the barrel. The microbes and/or other chemicals in the barrel would convert these items to fuel, making people self-sufficient. Of course, people who do not have a back yard would probably have less material; for these people, the company can sell fuel made from waster matter that is purchased from other people who have excess waste.
The big question is regarding efficiency - whether waste material from individual homes would provide sufficient fuel. But even if it provides a certain fraction of the fuel requirement, that is still a significant step.