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Alternative Diesel Fuels (Biodiesel, WVO, SVO, BTL, GTL etc) Discussions about alternative fuels for use in our TDI's. This includes biodiesel WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil), SVO (Straight Vegetable Oil), BTL (Biomass to Liquid), GTL (Gas to Liquids) etc. Please note the Fuel Disclaimer.

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Old May 28th, 2006, 08:21   #1
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There is currently a poll on http://gasbuddy.com/ asking which alternative fuel you would like to see replace oil. Right now hydrogen and ethanol are way ahead. I thought if we all went there and voted for biodiesel maybe we could bring that percentage up. Gasbuddy has a site for every state, Canadian province, and major city. You can vote on each site you visit. I normally visit www.oregongasprices.com but I have just this morning voted on about 10 sites. This is a chance to let our views be known! Just go to the site, scroll down a bit, and the poll will be on the left side of your screen.
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Old May 28th, 2006, 10:16   #2
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I voted.

To bad there wasn't a selction for small common sense cars.

No amount of alternative fuels can power 6000lbs Soccermoms SUV's, forever.
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Old May 31st, 2006, 15:46   #3
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man, I wouldn't SAY that to one of those 6,000 lb soccermoms if I were you!
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Old June 1st, 2006, 08:47   #4
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I voted, too. For bio-diesel of course.

I have never been enamored of ethanol. Why trade enslavement to oil producing nations for enslavement to corn producing states and their toadies in congress?
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Old June 1st, 2006, 14:34   #5
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make sure you clear you cookies and vote again.

you could probably even write a macro to clear cookies and vote from your computer all night long...
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also, did anyone read the "Discuss" sections

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Every one of the fuels we use, will use, bring their own problem sets.
My little point is that we can bioengineer plants to the point that they might be able to return more energy than it takes to produce but these bioengineer plants will then learn human behavior and start taking over the world.
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There is still over 100 years worth of oil left, so let's go ahead and use it now. I'm going to do my part.
what? i'm not sure this is a poll i even want to be a part of.
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haha, cleared cookies... voted twice.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 22:26   #9
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I voted, too. For bio-diesel of course.

I have never been enamored of ethanol. Why trade enslavement to oil producing nations for enslavement to corn producing states and their toadies in congress?
This makes no sense. Corn producing regions are also the regions that produce bio-diesel. (WVO is a non-factor because there isn't that much of it)

Doesn't matter if it is ethanol or biodiesel, it comes from the same area. (Algae biodiesel looks promising as far as bringing desert areas into use, but so far it has not done well getting out of the test tube stage)
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