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Planes Of The Future Could Fly On Sawdust


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#1    ThePhantomFlanFlinger

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:56 PM

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Passenger jets could be chomping on straw or flying on fuel extracted from sawdust in coming years as the search widens for cleaner alternatives to kerosene, French scientists say.
The "ProBio3" project, started in early July and co-financed by a French government economic stimulus program, aims to use traditional horse-bedding materials to develop a new kind of biofuel that can be used in a 50/50 blend alongside kerosene.



http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/09/19/us-biofuels-planes-idUKBRE88I0W220120919?rpc=401&feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&rpc=401


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

Does this mean someone will be cleaning my stall more often?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:06 PM

View PostThe Mule, on 19 September 2012 - 03:59 PM, said:

Does this mean someone will be cleaning my stall more often?

:lol: ...excellent... :D


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:20 PM

there are so many fuel sources, what would be nice is perpetual motion engines that take small amounts of fuel to get started....


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:37 PM

the future is...Algae


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:41 PM

Where there`s muck there`s money . Farmers will control the price . Government will control the tax . Poor old soul buying the ticket will bear the brunt .


#7    Setton

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

View PostWelshRed, on 20 September 2012 - 02:37 PM, said:

the future is...Algae

If you've got a spare continent to devote to growing it, sure...

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:20 AM

Solent Green isn't people?


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:57 AM

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Planes Of The Future Could Fly On Sawdust

My Carpentry Plane created saw dust today, the circle is now complete...

Edited by Junior Chubb, 21 September 2012 - 12:58 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:16 AM

I wonder if there's enough waste sawdust and straw to satisfy the amount needed for production of all that biofuel?
If not, then this could lead to accelerated deforestation, which we don't need.

Don't get me wrong, It's good that they're putting an effort in cleaner and more efficient fuels, but they need to make sure they account for the whole picture.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:37 AM

Sounds good to me, maybe they can come clean the building sites i work on so i don't have to end up sweeping the saw dust up every day. Everyone wins!


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:44 AM

View PostSetton, on 20 September 2012 - 09:25 PM, said:

If you've got a spare continent to devote to growing it, sure...

well we could use desert areas for algae plantations....

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

View Post~C.S.M~, on 24 September 2012 - 10:44 AM, said:

well we could use desert areas for algae plantations....

And how are you keeping them supplied with water?

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:41 AM

Rather than in the air...you mean?

I guess the Spruce Goose would be right at home.

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