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Old 08-27-2009, 10:45 AM
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Grass to Gas - Pretty interesting.

Hope you can see this. It's pretty fascinating!

http://www.aopa.org/members/files/pilot/2009/september/fuel0909.html?WT.mc_id=090821epilot&WT.mc_sect=gan
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:02 AM
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OMG- Evan that's really cool. I wonder if this stuff takes off (literally) there might be a chance to keep the older birds in the air and not destined for the bone yard due to fuel consumption.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:30 AM
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Wasn't their a Disney movie some years ago that explored the same idea
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:29 PM
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That is pretty cool. I know one of the growers we buy wetlands and conservation grasses from has been playing around with millet and switchgrass production for fuels.

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Wasn't their a Disney movie some years ago that explored the same idea
Or Waterworld.
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If an alternative airline fuel can be found, it would have a massive impact across the economy.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:32 PM
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If an alternative airline fuel can be found, it would have a massive impact across the economy.
I think the solution here is going to be algae based bio-diesel. There have already been some tests done using bio in jets. The next step is perfecting large scale production from algae.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:17 PM
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What a good looking plane.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:58 PM
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Very cool!
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I'll be excited when something like this can be produced cheaply on a mass scale and be competitive with oil. Until then, it's just another idea.
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I'll be excited when something like this can be produced cheaply on a mass scale and be competitive with oil. Until then, it's just another idea.
Yea, I've seen and/or heard of a number of promising "alternative" fuels. Haven't seen any come even close to commercial, even limited, production.

Except Ethanol, which except as it's use as a gas additive, was never another but more proof we have a first class government
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