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    Startup Says It Can Make Ethanol for $1 a Gallon, and Without Corn

    Coskata uses existing gasification technology to convert almost any organic material into synthesis gas, which is a mix of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Rather than fermenting that gas or using thermo-chemical catalysts to produce ethanol, Coskata pumps it into a reactor containing bacteria that consume the gas and excrete ethanol. Richard Tobey, Coskata's vice president of engineering, says the process yields 99.7 percent pure ethanol.
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    sounds pretty interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blind_Io View Post
    You mean they will leave my beer and whiskey alone? Sign me up!
    And Tequila too.

    Stupid Ethanol is ruining the agave crop.
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    What would you rather have-the ability to drive or to drink achohol. I know what I would like to see happen, and I don't drink alcohol so...

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    Does it produce pollution and how much electricity would a full size true "factory" use? Really sounds cool. The problem is to get the american population to recycle their organic trash from non-organic. But that's a problem easily solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaJuN View Post
    Getting energy for cars from garbage, it's like Mr. Fusion! Or "fuel your carbage with garbage!"
    There actually is a "Mr. Fusion" though it's not called that. It's a rather massive machine that turns olds tires and junk into diesel fuel for the military.
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    There's a mention of Coskata in one of the other bio fuel threads
    http://forums.finalgear.com/general-...-petrol-24711/

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