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  •  I got my biodiesel car because of the war (2+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens, Assaf

    I didn't want to think my car was encouraging disasters like that. Sure it takes fossil fuels to grow soybeans, etc, but a lot less of my money went to Exxon. Electricity is even less dependent upon foreign adventurism and that's a good thing all by itself.

    There's a difference between a responsible gun owner and one that's been lucky so far.

    by BeerNotWar on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 02:28:56 PM PDT

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    •  If you can get waste biodiesel... then your CO2 (1+ / 0-)
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      Roadbed Guy

      footprint is negligible. And also some types of the farm-produced ones (I cannot quite figure out why some are better than others; the soybean variety seem to be bad).

      Unfortunately, diesel's other tailpipe emissions are a nasty mix.

      •  Yes, in general biofuels are a huge clusterfuck (1+ / 0-)
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        Assaf

        for what you say, and more generally, almost always what is being burned for fuel could be used instead for some considerably higher "value added" process.

        There might be some narrow niches where the fuel is legitimately "waste" so this makes sense but that really has no significance in the larger scheme of things.

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