Sunday, January 15, 2006

Biodiesel called Florida's future fuel

Here's an article geared to Floridians explaining biodiesel. Biodiesel called Florida's future fuel What caught my eye about the article was: "There's no reason we can't be the top state in biofuel production," he said. "One of the things we do well is grow plants." But he admits making such fuels a significant portion of U.S. energy use is probably decades away. In the meantime, he said, biodiesel and other alternatives can incrementally help wean the country off foreign oil.

That was a University researcher talking. What's shocking is thinking it's "probably decades away" and I wonder why. Malaysia is going into biodiesel production whole-hog, so if Malaysia can do it then why can't we?

And it's not just Florida I'm talking about, it's the whole U.S.

The article discusses a company, called Freedom Fuels, which is planning to set up distribution in Florida. They don't link to the company, but it may be this one or this one or this one. Actually that final one is probably the ones referred in the article. I also found them to be associated with Brevard Biodiesel, a Biodiesel group in Brevard County Florida.


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