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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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    #2
    You mean they will leave my beer and whiskey alone? Sign me up!

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      #3
      Can't wait for 'Bring your trash get gas' Places to spring up.

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        #4
        sounds pretty interesting.
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          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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            #6
            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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              #7
              That's my kind of compost!

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                #8
                So does that mean we can swap F1 engines into our cars?
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                  #9
                  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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                    #10
                    Any organic material 'eh... so what about the corpses of hippies?



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                      #11
                      This could be huge, hope it works out!

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                        #12
                        Getting energy for cars from garbage, it's like Mr. Fusion! Or "fuel your carbage with garbage!"


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                          #13
                          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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                            #14
                            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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