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Old 11-24-2017, 05:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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

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Old 11-25-2017, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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Are we talking kitchen scraps or the bulk of it?
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...and, before or after human consumption!?!
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...and, before or after human consumption!?!
Exactly methane is the biggest underutilized energy source
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Seal off ranches and collect fumes?
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...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!
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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

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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