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Old 03-06-2022, 05:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Depends.

If it's Panicum_virgatum then:
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Each big round bale (Photo 4) represents 50 gallons of ethanol assuming 80 gallons per ton of switchgrass, with a farm gate cost of $0.75/gallon at $60/ton. This research from nearly 50 production environments indicates that growing switchgrass for cellulosic ethanol is economically feasible in the central and northern Great Plains.

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Old 03-07-2022, 12:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Gasoline seems to be jumping up a few cents every day in my town.

Maybe I need to do something else with my lawn trimmings this summer... I wonder how many acres of grass I'd need to cut (push mower?!) to get a gallon of gasoline.
It went up 20 cents on Saturday, and another 13 cents again between then and this morning!
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to see if ethanol is bad for my [Superbeetle's] engine
Even though cold starts wouldn't be so easy in a carburettor-fed air-cooled engine while running pure ethanol, it won't really harm the engine. I'd just be concerned about the fuel lines, since some earlier materials may not be so suitable to a high ethanol content, even though so many Beetles and other air-cooled Volkswagens run well with the high ethanol content of Brazilian gasoline, and once in a while I see people claiming an ethanol-powered air-cooled VW as being better than a gasoline-powered one.
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If the bug has german cloth covered rubber and the original intake seals, that rubber isn't safe for the modified fuel. Right red colored silicone replacement seals and american fuel lines currently are. You'll need about 5 ft of fuel line as there is a lot of it needing replacement. I ignored the vent lines but they should be replaced also.

Kinda want to avoid the dreaded drivers side vent burn pattern.
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Depends.

If it's Panicum_virgatum then:
If it isn't destroyed by hail or atmospheric rivers.
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MTBE / Ethanol

Does anyone know if the case for 'oxygenated' gasoline was ever made or not?
This was the original premise for the gasoline additives. Something to do with carbon-monoxide, as is the current fear of 'electron-monoxide' ( just kidding ).
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Does anyone know if the case for 'oxygenated' gasoline was ever made or not?
This was the original premise for the gasoline additives. Something to do with carbon-monoxide, as is the current fear of 'electron-monoxide' ( just kidding ).
Probably wrong, but I thought that was the basis for alcohol added fuel, or at least what was on the fuel pumps stickers back in the '80s
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Not sure if ethanol is enough to release oxygen and decrease carbon monoxide emissions, but that would most likely be the case for nitromethane.
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Difference Between Oxygenated and Non Oxygenated Gasoline

https://www.differencebetween.com/di...ated-gasoline/

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Oxygenated gasoline is a form of fuel that has ethanol as an additive to increase the oxygen content of the fuel. A compound that we use as an additive to increase the oxygen content is “an oxygenate”. There are other oxygenates other than ethanol such as alcohols like methanol, isopropyl alcohol, etc. and ethers like methyl tert-butyl ether. We add these components to gasoline mainly because it is a cheap way to increase the octane rating – increased octane ratings reduce the knocking effect. However, it is the secondary role of oxygenation, the primary role is reducing the exhaust emissions.

It reduces the emission of carbon monoxide and soot produced during the burning fuel. Moreover, it reduces compounds related to soot such as PAH (polyaromatic hydrocarbons) and nitrated PAH’s. Another importance is that this gasoline does not harm either older or modern vehicle engines.

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Switchgrass produces about 1,900 liters (500 gal.) per acre.

Hemp can produce up to 6,000 liters (1,900 gal.) per acre.

Hemp also produces about 37 gals. of oil per. acre that can be used as fuel.

Not to mention other by products like animal feed stock, industrial fibers, chemicals and over 5,000 other uses that could be utilized from that one plant.

It grows in marginal soil. Regenerates poor soil back to productive soil.

Can be used in crop rotation to reduce herbicide and pesticide use.

Florida and California could harvest as much as 4 crops per year. Other states could harvest a minimal of two crops per season.

For the greenies.

Roots left in the ground sequester 10% of deadly CO2 🙄. Leaves that fall down that are not used sequester another 30% and add Nutrients back to the soil for a total of 40%.

Even the US government knows hemp is a winner compared to corn.

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/pub...1ei_1_.pdf?v=0

If it werenít for corn 🌽 subsidies. Corn would fail. By their own admission.

The reason we use corn is that it is listed as a commodity on the New York exchange.

It is manipulated as needed to empty the pockets of the masses and in turn line the pockets of a few.




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