I heard that all cars (could be just cars in the USA) can run on Ethanol fuel but the software is what prevents our cars from running on it efficiently (this can easily hacked & changed).
And Ethanol can actually be made in abundance, cheaply, without consequence..
I haven't read up on it much
I watched a documentary called "Pump" on Netflix
....but I heard that the only reason our cars aren't running Ethanol is because our governors/government have been corrupt for decades.?
Has anyone heard about anything like this?
By the way, I don't necessarily need a discussion if you're busy.. just thought I should bring this up if it's helpful :]
"And Ethanol can actually be made in abundance, cheaply, without consequence.."
Ethanol has hidden costs and hidden environmental costs. part of this is simply because Ethanol has less power than gasoline.
That means the transportation costs with transporting ethanol over gasoline are going to be about double . Gasoline is a very good store of fuel. Its 8x more explosive than dynamite. Its an efficient way to store and transfer energy.
But It actually takes fuel to make ethanol. Thats right, its cost fuel. Growing food uses a lot of energy. It takes a lot energy and petroleum to make the fertilizer farmers use, and then power tractors and equipment.
The government heavily subsidizes farming already .
The documentary tried to argue that Ethanol is already in abundance...
Check the date it was made.
Corn Farmers have been desperate to get the government to pay for Ethanol for 50 years. finally in the 2000s The succeeded, because they argued it was renewable, inexpensive m good for the environment and would make the US Energy Independent. which are all massive lies .
After the government have iowa billions of dollars for ethanol, massive amounts of human farmland was converted to ethanol production that drive up the cost of food. This is win-win for farmers , because they make more money on human food commodities when the price goes up.
There are ethical issues with this since arable land is now used for ethanol instead of growing food. This effects us less in the US .
Are you old enough to remember when the price of pizza skyrocketed?
that what happens when wheat fields are turned to ethanol.
"Because it's a byproduct of the process when corn is turned to animal feed."
Ive thought hard about this. I think this is a deception. Think about it. How is ethanol made? Its fermented sugar. All ethanol in the US comes from corn. By pulping the corn you get cornstarch. This is chemically treated to make corn syrup . This has to be fermented with yeast to alcohol ( ethanol )
So where is the so-called animal feed? It isnt in the corn!
"The substance is primarily used as the food for cows during the winter season."
"In addition to the stalks, leaves, husks, and cobs remaining in the field, kernels of grain may also be left over from harvest. These left over kernels, along with the corn stover, serve as an additional feed source for grazing cattle. Over time, the stalks will decrease in value as feed, so it is important to graze the corn stover as soon as possible after harvest. "
They are talking about corn waste.
""Because it's a byproduct of the process when corn is turned to animal feed."
Do you see the deception?
NO ethanol isnt a byproduct of corn stover. Thats ridiculous. That like saying apples and apple juice is an abundant wasteprodict from growing apples cores. Its upside-down.
The stover ( pulped as cheap animal feed ) is a byproduct /waste of growing corn. ( which is shuttled to make ethanol ) .
But what of the corn stover is used to make Ethanol , instead?
Then it actually would make economic sense.
( I doubt farmers were really growing corn just to throw the corn away. Just, so they can feed the stalks to Cows. A little skepticism reveals this to be ridiculous propaganda. You can just feed cows plain grass )
_Another use for corn stover is cellulosic ethanol however with current technology, a large part of the energy potential of cellulose is wasted due to the strength of the glycosidic bonds that pair chains of D-glucose units. Biomass ethanol is “ethanol made from non-grain plant materials known as biomass.” Biomass ethanol would use the corn stover from the corn crop produced in areas around ethanol plants. Corn stover, due to the relative close proximity of the corn grain produced for ethanol production, “is by far the most abundant crop residue readily available today.”
The free accessibility to corn stover makes it a prime candidate for biomass ethanol production. A new DuPont facility in Nevada, Iowa is expected to generate 30 million gallons annually of cellulosic biofuel produced from corn stover residues, its projected completion is mid-2014
Which i think is till not open
ethanol from cellulosic waste is brilliant and might one day make sense. ( when economically and commercially viables ) .
Ethanol from food is wasteful and produces more CO2 than gasoline.
But President Bush promised Ethanol from Switch-grass is right around ;the corner, yet its been 10 years, and maybe, just maybe the Commercially viable first Cellulosic ethanol plant might be ready to open soon.
But if it hasnt even opened, we dont know if it will have unforeseen manufacturing problems.
Unfortunately, you must have Prime membership and catch these items because they only go on sale for a short period today.
Yes, I'm tracking Walmart.. but I'm about to leave for work. Walmart's deals don't look that amazing yet. Haven't seen any "atomic deals."
Only on July 15th.
I think I'll look for a Sony PlayStation Gold Edition Wireless Bluetooth Headset (Costs $80 normally :).
- Cultivate worldwide self-sufficiency
- Gamify society
- Design a public platform for collaborative innovation & research
- The more self-sufficient people are, the less control people have over each other and the less people need to dominate each other. That's my hypothesis on partially attaining world peace.
- There isn't any true good or evil, there is only facilitation or impediment of people surviving and thriving.
- Most of life demands reliance on assumptions.
- I prefer to rely on scientifically-validated information --yet, I am weary of the potential for skewed information due to biases, corruption, and extortion.
- Most people have good intentions with what they're doing.
- People almost always fail to recognize that the other side has a point.
- There is no debate without consensus of fact.
- Knowledge of the actualities should always be pursued.
- Impending devastation exhilarates me.
- I love critical, global issues.
- If I can't make a dramatic difference to more than a community, I'm wasting my effort.
- I care about the principal factors that dictate humanity's course.
- I do not bother with changing things through institutions, I take grassroot action.
- Institutions are generally too corrupt and inefficient to bother with.
- I am not interested in most of humanity; though, I do care for every human's quality of life because I believe that every person's life will have an impact on mine.
- I think most people are too near-sighted, unambitious, credulous, self-righteous, and/or psychotic.
- I agree with the motto from the game Assassin's Creed "Nothing is true, everything is permitted." Not everything you're told or think that you know is the absolute truth.
- "If you're going to do something, make it matter." - Hewlett Packard
- Rule 1) Tackle the roots of problems.
- Rule 2) Ensure a lasting solution.
Catalysts for this change:
- Cultivating people's knowledge, innovation, collaboration, and self-sufficiency.
- Creating immersive, real-world games (which, preferably, would benefit society in more ways than just positive emotional states).
- What would you do differently if a loved one was one of them?
- What would you think if your typical way of life suddenly dissolved? (*cough, cough* War, Pandemic, Famine, Theft, Global Financial Crises, Superstorms)
- Save the World Projects (If there are any that fit the style that I work in :3)
- Politics (Only for staying informed; I prefer DIY change.)
- Getting Educated: Web Articles, MOOCs, Television
- Are trying to make a difference.
- See big pictures
- Enjoy thinking
- Have healthy skepticism
I can't live without a sense of fraternity.
- Tech, Local, & World News
- Watching Informative Videos (PBS & YouTube)
- Planning or Organizing Something, or Daydreaming about doing it.
- Playing Videogames
- Listening to Music
- Sulking over Friends, Money, and Mankind
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- TED Conferences OnlineSnippets of Many Disciplines, 2011 - presentWatched over 250 talks
- MOOCsMany Disciplines, 2012 - present[March 2013] Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future, University of Florida • A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior, Duke University (Psychology+Economics) • Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations, Vanderbilt University • [May 2013] Introduction to Psychology, University of Toronto (Also: Spring 2007: Yale University, Introduction to Psychology) • [August 2013] Social Psychology, Wesleyan University • Gamification, University of Pennsylvania (A new field of study. A kind of hybrid between positive psychology & game mechanics for achieving organizational goals) • [January 2014] Moralities of Everyday Life, Yale University
- PBSOverviews of Many Disciplines, presentDozens of NOVA, Nature, Frontline, and NewsHour programs.
- Informational WebsitesInterdisciplinary, 2012 - presentMIT Technology Review, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Phys.org, ExtremeTech, Gizmag, CleanTechnica, Next Big Future, Fast Company, The Verge, CNET, TechCrunch, GOOD, Mashable, xkcd
- BooksDifferent Disciplines, 2012 - presentThe Infinite Resource by Ramez Naam (Economics + Sustainability), A Mind of Its Own by Cordelia Fine (Psychology), Don't Be Such a Scientist by Randy Olson (Science, Public Relations)
- YouTubeSnippets of Many Disciplines, 2012 - presentASAP Science, Vsauce
- CodecademyProgramming, 2014 - 2015Basics of: HTML, CSS, jQuery
- Documentaries2014Food Inc., Bully, Inequality for All, Tiny: A Story About Living Small, Poor Kids, Pump
- LabSim TestOutInformation Technology, 2011 - 2012CompTia A+ and Network+ training (but did not take certification exams)
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