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Kinglemuel

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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 4:25:40 PM

Do you think this might work? See the current news article on making fuel from old bags.
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namzza6310
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 9:41:40 AM

probably not cost effective than to use another alternate source like switch grass or molasses
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 11:30:37 AM

Old woman should not be used for fuel .......

I know that was not called for .......

But it is funny ....
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SoylentGrain
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:00:47 AM

Plastic bags don't weigh very much. It would take thousands or tens of thousands of bags to make a single gallon of fuel. Based on the annual consumption of plastic bags in the US and a 100% efficient production process, we could make 6 million gallons of fuel from old plastic bags. That's fuel to power one average size county in rural Iowa for one year. Looks like we need to buy more groceries to fuel the rest of the country.
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