James Leroy Wilson's blog

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Biodiesel Fuel

The progress of civilization is, in many ways, the development of two stories. On is the satisfying of human wants and needs on less land per capita. The other is like it; wealth is essentially a factor of the consumption of energy to supply one's wants and needs. From manpower to ox- and horse-power, we've gone to minerals and fossil fuels. But sustainability on the planet will ultimately rely on renewable energy resources. Kudo's to Germany for leading the way.

Germany Growing, Not Importing, Biodiesel Fuel

1 comment:

  1. Interesting article, thanks for linking to it!

    I'd love to see a shift toward biodiesel and similar alternatives to fossil fuels. I personally believe that the reason that electric cars and hybrids and things of that nature are being explored on a far larger scale here in America has more to do with looking to secure protectionist goodies and guaranteed profits in the future as opposed to promoting fuels that can't be patented and can be produced by almost anyone, especially those who happen to farm for a living.

    The inventor of the Diesel engine intended for the engine to run on biodiesel fuel, including fuel made from a certain plant which was eventually criminalized in order to eliminate the competition for the petrochemical firms (hemp).