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Date:         Wed, 18 May 2005 12:10:54 -0600
Reply-To:     jimt <camper@TACTICAL-BUS.INFO>
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From:         jimt <camper@TACTICAL-BUS.INFO>
Subject:      Re: oil and gas
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On 5/18/05 11:45 AM, "Higginbotham, David A." <dhigginbotham@HAZENANDSAWYER.COM> wrote:

> Just curious: If vanagons can be converted to run on bio-fuels why can't > tractors and processing equipment? > > David Higginbotham > 82 Westfalia > Silk Hope, NC

You are confusing commercial bio-fuel and home-brew bio-fuel. The two are totally different. Standard commercial bio-fuel does not require modification of the vehicle. The problem is that the commercial bio-fuel blend (B10 or B20 diesel) currently is still to expensive for the farmer to use or the commercial trucker. However I have seen where some coops in minnesota and canada are putting out limited production that is heavily subsidized and blending it into their diesel stocks with no increase in price. These production plants are highly experimental and aimed specifically at the local bio-mass. There is heavy speculation that this is the way that it may have to be done in the future. A company in england is betting heavily on that and creating refineries that are about the size of the trailer on an 18 wheeler.


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