DOE Biodiesel Mandated B-20 Blend to Create USA Prosperity<br /> Dr. Steven Chu, distinguished scientist and co-winner of ...
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Creating a minimum blend requirement for the United States biodiesel biofuels industry will help accomplish the goals of alternative and renewable energy expansion, put a halt on our addiction to foreign oil, reduce the effects of the global climate crisis and create millions of new jobs.

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  1. 1. DOE Biodiesel Mandated B-20 Blend to Create USA Prosperity<br /> Dr. Steven Chu, distinguished scientist and co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1997), was appointed by President Obama as the 12th Secretary of Energy and sworn into office on January 21, 2009. He is charged with helping implement President Obama’s ambitious agenda to invest in alternative and renewable energy, end our addiction to foreign oil, address the global climate crisis and create millions of new jobs, a very huge task indeed. <br />In 2004, the United States consumed 20.7 million barrels of petroleum products per day (about 7.5 billion barrels per year). A barrel contains 42 gallons, so total petroleum consumption in 2004 was about 318 billion gallons. Roughly 60% (~190 billion gallons) of petroleum consumed was imported, with about 13% (~40 billion gallons) coming from Persian Gulf countries. The United States primarily imports crude oil but also imports petroleum products including finished motor gasoline, aviation fuel, and fuel oil. The United States imported about 15 billion gallons of finished motor gasoline and gasoline-blending components in 2004. (Source: Annual Energy Outlook 2006 from the Energy Information Administration).<br />Biofuels are liquid, solid, or gaseous fuels derived from renewable biological sources. The biomass can be burned directly for thermal energy or converted to other high-value energy sources including ethanol, biodiesel, methanol, hydrogen, or methane. Currently, ethanol from corn grain and biodiesel are the only biofuels produced in the United States on an industrial scale. Current biodiesel in the United States are made from used cooking oil, yellow grease, waste vegetable oil and animal fats.<br />Most of the 4 billion gallons of ethanol produced in 2005 came from 13% of the U.S. corn crops thus igniting the food vs. fuel debate. This was an increase from the 3.4 billion gallons produced in 2004. Ethanol is widely used as a fuel additive. The oxygen contained in ethanol improves gasoline combustibility. E10 & E85 blends are available from gas stations all over the United State this fuel is widely available in corn-producing states. E85 can be used as a substitute for gasoline in vehicles that have been modified to use this biofuel. <br />Biodiesel is a biologically derived diesel fuel substitute created by chemically reacting vegetable oils or animal fats with alcohol. Most biodiesel in the United States comes from soybean oil or restaurant greases. Biodiesel is readily used by vehicles with diesel engines. In 2005, about 75 million gallons of biodiesel were produced, tripling the 25 million gallons produced in 2004. <br />Creating a minimum blend requirement for the United States biodiesel biofuels industry will help accomplish the goals of alternative and renewable energy expansion, put a halt on our addiction to foreign oil, reduce the effects of the global climate crisis and create millions of new jobs.Alternative energy research does not stop with Algae or Jatropha, other plants such as the cassava and the Honge tree from India are alternatives for renewable green fuel feedstock sources. The research in these areas will help end our addiction to foreign oil, reduce harmful emissions by introducing green renewable fuel alternatives. Jobs will be created for agricultural research, farmers and renewable fuel industries from fuels home grown in the USA.70CentsaGallon Inc. a Florida Biofuels technology company has started a petition for submittal to the new Secretary of Energy. They hope this petition will help secure America’s future prosperity for our future generations through a biofuel mandate. They only ask for your support of the petition for a minimum blend for bio-diesel in the USA. The petition is being hosted online at GoPetition.com and you can reach this particular petition at this link http://gopetition.com/online/29302.html<br />Biofuel will play a very important part in meeting the worlds growing energy need. Biofuel has a place in not only our past, but in our future as well.<br />Vic G. has been a long proponent of bio-fuels from algae and produces bio-fuel for his own vehicles. He is currently helping others discover algae based fuels as a solution to high fuel prices. He can be contacted at info@algae-book.com: http://70CentsaGallon.com<br />This is a " Shareware" Article(what's that?  read on...)<br />This article is shareware.  Give this article away for free on your site, or include it as part of any paid package as long as the entire article is left intact including this notice. Copyright © 2009 Vic G.<br />

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