Photo courtesy of Chris(topher) Lin at Flickr.com. This may be old news to you, but it caught my attention: many Fire Departments are unprepared for ethanol fires. Ethanol burns at a slightly higher temperature and reacts differently to fire-fighting foam. So, industrial … [Read more...] about Fighting Ethanol Fires
It's a complicated issue to be sure and there and the one thing that you can be certain about here in the 21st century is that anyone who shows up on your doorstep with a simple solution to any of the complex problems we face today need the door slammed in their face. Take this … [Read more...] about Ethanol: More harm than good?
According to this article by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; The National Institute of Science and Technology has awardedÂ Thar Technologies Inc, a Harmarville PA company $1.9 million to develop a new single stage process to extract bio-diesel from feedstock.Â Thar President … [Read more...] about Harmarville PA company developing new biodiesel from feedstock technology
Photo courtesy of anemergencystop at Flickr.com. Last week, Congress passed a new law promoting Ethanol use. This will likely accelerate the spread of Ethanol from the heartland to fuel pumps nationwide. If you look carefully at your gas station, you may see a sign that says … [Read more...] about 10 percent Ethanol? Why not 20%?
The Wall Street Journal writes today on the front page about how enthusiasm for corn based ethanol is cooling in the United States. The fortunes of many U.S. farmers, farm towns and ethanol companies are tied to corn-based ethanol, of which America is the largest producer. … [Read more...] about Ethanol is great! (If you’re a corn farmer.)