Skip to comments.Biomass, Politics Navy Captain: Biofuels Fall Short of Energy Security Goals
Posted on 09/12/2013 11:27:21 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Navy Captain: Biofuels Fall Short of Energy Security Goals By Conway Irwin on September 11, 2013 at 10:10 AM
An examination of liquid biofuels published in Strategic Studies Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal for security professionals, has concluded that they fail to provide meaningful benefits when pitted against petroleum products.
The United States cannot achieve energy security through biofuels, and even the attempt is ironically achieving effects contrary to clean and green environmental goals and actively threatening global security, writes US Navy Captain T. A. Ike Kiefer.
The US militarys push to diversify energy sources away from fossil fuels has attracted a lot of attention, both positive and negative. While reducing the armed forces oil needs has several potential benefits including potentially lower costs, more reliable supply and reduced emissions in specific situations there are also cases in which non-fossil energy sources cost more, and consume more energy, than their fossil fuel counterparts.
We’re awash in petro fuel and the Obamadorks are still pushing biofuels.
Oh well...when our leaders have no talent, no creativity, and no honesty, can we expect something good?
Oh, so you hate children and want to poison the earth you nasty, meany..... Sarc.
Bad, bad coal needs to go to!
Coal Industry Cries Foul Over Obama Emission Rules
By Mark Drajem - Sep 11, 2013 11:00 PM CT
Representatives of coal-intensive utilities and coal-producing regions said that President Barack Obama would effectively outlaw construction of new power plants using the fuel with pending environmental rules.
Not to worry: DoD still buying $59/gallon green jet fuel, despite sequester
posted at 3:21 pm on May 3, 2013 by Erika Johnsen
The Obama administration has rarely passed up an opportunity to continue their relentless subsidization of the biofuels industry the EPA has lately been particularly defensive about their requirement that fuel producers mix part of their product with certain non-existent cellulosic biofuels, to several lawmakers chagrin and the Obama administration even has the Pentagon doing their part to create an artificially inflated market for their politically preferred brand of biofuels (they get to both cater to their cronyish interests, and get some spectacular green PR, all at the same time!). The U.S. military has been working on their great green fleet plans for awhile now, and despite the fact that their anointed choice of biofuels is at least several times more expensive than their traditional fuels, they apparently dont have any plans to scrap the initiative. Sequester? What sequester? H/t Joel Gehrke:
And untold millions pissed away on this boondoggle.
Especially ridiculous considering the Earth manufactures oil. If you're not already familiar with the theory of abiotic oil, check out Jerome Corsi's "Black Gold Stranglehold"...a very interesting book.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Doing the math it is possible to completely replace sand simian oil using optimized algae grown on the ocean surface. 70% of solar energy falls onto the ocean, where the aquatic farmland, water, CO2 food, and sunshine are all free. We can replace petroleum, which came from saltwater algae anyway if you didn't know. God gave us brains to figure these things out.
Are you sure that you are on the correct web forum? Sarc...
This internet forum was made possible by U.S. Military spending on DARPANET 30 years ago. Should they not have wasted all that money on $100,000 internet routers back then? Carrier pigeons were so much cheaper.
As a Vietnam vet. The smell of diesel in the morning always brings back some good memories. I would not feel the same about pond scum.