Biofuel could meet 30% of electricity needs

Posted: September 8th, 2005 | Author: antoin | 2 Comments »

According to this Irish Times Article, elephant grass could provide thirty percent of Ireland’s electricity needs with coverage of only 10 percent of arable land.

I have to say I am a fan of biomass projects, like biodiesel, running vegetable oil in a diesel engine and even burning wood for energy. It’s a much more efficient and storable way of using the sun’s energy than either solar power or wind power.


2 Comments on “Biofuel could meet 30% of electricity needs”

  1. 1 Joseph said at 9:19 am on September 10th, 2005:

    where can i buy bio fuel for my cars both petrol and diesel.
    Joe

  2. 2 Administrator said at 8:01 pm on September 10th, 2005:

    Well, bio-petrol is a pit tough. You might be able to get a source of ethanol somewhere, and it may be possible to mix it with petrol. I don’t know of anyone actually doing this in Ireland.

    For diesel, there’s a crowd called Eilish oils (http://www.eilishoils.com/) who seem to have the answers. You may need to adapt your diesel car to make this work.


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