Monday, September 8, 2008

Oil From Anything?

Thanks to Needs to Be Said for pointing out this WorlNetDaily article.

A Georgia company looking to solve America's energy problem has finally teamed up with the federal government, hoping to make millions of barrels of oil every day from virtually anything that grows out of the Earth.

Bell Bio-Energy, Inc. says it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Defense Department to build seven test production plants, mostly on military bases, to quickly turn naturally grown material into fuel.

Bell, an agricultural researcher, confirmed he'd isolated and modified specific bacteria that will, on a very large scale, naturally and rapidly convert plant material – including the leftovers from food – into hydrocarbons to fuel cars and trucks.

That means trash like corn stalks and corn cobs – even the grass clippings from suburban lawns – can be turned into oil and gasoline to run trucks, buses and cars.

I think this is very cool. Bell claims to be able to create enough oil from biowaste to make America energy independent. The MSM has ignored this (are we really that surprised?), but I will look forward to hearing from bloggers and WND about the results from the first seven plants.

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