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cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 11-24-2017 05:50 AM

Coffee-based biodiesel?
 
It does sound quite promising, even though it might work only as a supplement to other feedstocks. The involvement of Shell in this project might give it some credibility.

London buses are being powered by a new fuel: Coffee - Nov. 20, 2017

freebeard 11-25-2017 12:25 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem-Keizer_Transit

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Cherriots, officially Salem Area Mass Transit District, is a public transit operator based in Salem, Oregon. The agency, named for the city's nickname (The Cherry City), provides bus and paratransit service in Salem and neighboring Keizer.
They used to put something in the diesel that made the exhaust smell like cherries. IDK what it was.

Stubby79 11-25-2017 02:23 PM

Hmm.

We need some nifty microorganism that will convert our food waste straight in to some kind of bio fuel. Rapidly, cheaply, while converting as much as possible out of it.

Yeah, probably not happening.

freebeard 11-25-2017 03:28 PM

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We need some nifty microorganism that will convert our food waste straight in to some kind of bio fuel. Rapidly, cheaply, while converting as much as possible out of it.
Are we talking kitchen scraps or the bulk of it?

gone-ot 11-25-2017 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by freebeard (Post 554919)
Are we talking kitchen scraps or the bulk of it?

...and, before or after human consumption!?!

rmay635703 11-25-2017 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Old Tele man (Post 554926)
...and, before or after human consumption!?!

Exactly methane is the biggest underutilized energy source

gone-ot 11-25-2017 06:14 PM

In my best Speedy Gonzales voice: " Frijoles Power! "

Xist 11-25-2017 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by rmay635703 (Post 554928)
Exactly methane is the biggest underutilized energy source

Seal off ranches and collect fumes?

Stubby79 11-25-2017 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by freebeard (Post 554919)
Are we talking kitchen scraps or the bulk of it?

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Originally Posted by Old Tele man (Post 554926)
...and, before or after human consumption!?!

Yes to both. Anything that such a microorganism could digest/break down. Anything that was once living matter- plant, animal, martians, etc.

Of course, it could turn in to the Blob and dissolve all life on the planet...oops! :eek:

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 11-26-2017 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Stubby79 (Post 554917)
Hmm.

We need some nifty microorganism that will convert our food waste straight in to some kind of bio fuel. Rapidly, cheaply, while converting as much as possible out of it.

Yeah, probably not happening.

Did you forget the biodigesters? Well, I guess biogas/biomethane might qualify as some kind of biofuel :D

There is also a sort of alcoholic beverage usually made with grain leftovers and fruit peels in Brazilian jails, and I guess the very same manufacturing method can be applied to make ethanol (or methanol) fuel.


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