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2006-03-05 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Japanese Make Gasoline From Cattle Dung
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Posted by lotp 2006-03-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [236 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Move the operation to Turtle Bay - there's unlimited bullshit there.
Posted by .com 2006-03-05 02:59||   2006-03-05 02:59|| Front Page Top

the UN + Washington DC = perpetual bullshit machine for 10 galaxies.

Mooovin to Montaana sooon
ima gonnaa be a coww chip tycooon.
Posted by Zappa 2006-03-05 03:13||   2006-03-05 03:13|| Front Page Top

#3 Is that a Sears poncho or a real poncho?
Posted by raptor 2006-03-05 06:40||   2006-03-05 06:40|| Front Page Top

#4 Given that cattle dung is a widely used fuel, maybe they should be making cattle dung from gasoline. Makes more sense than hydrogen powered cars.
Posted by phil_b">phil_b  2006-03-05 07:42||]">[]  2006-03-05 07:42|| Front Page Top

#5 Miodern agriculture essentially makes cattle dung from gasoline(diesel mostly).

Somehere in there the Law of Diminishing Returns.
Posted by john">john  2006-03-05 08:04||   2006-03-05 08:04|| Front Page Top

#6 But not in parts of India and Africa.
A lot of rural people use dried cattle dung as fuel.
Awful lot of cows running around India. This might prove very useful to them if it was economical.

Posted by john 2006-03-05 08:59||   2006-03-05 08:59|| Front Page Top

#7 The April issue of Discover magazine has an article re-addressing the company turning turkey offal into oil. Apparently they are starting to make a small amount of money, and are looking into expanding into Europe, where they will have guaranteed prices. The company is called Changing World Technologies. (I do not own stock in the company nor, as far as I know, benefit in any way from its success or failure.)
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-05 10:41||   2006-03-05 10:41|| Front Page Top

#8 And past performance is no indicator of future results, blah, blah, blah. But if TW is touting it, Ima big buy.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-05 11:04||   2006-03-05 11:04|| Front Page Top

#9 Nimble Spemble, please don't ever buy a financial instrument based on information from me. Mr. Wife despairs because I completely do not understand anything to do with money, other than, "Stop buying stuff before we go broke." (He even wrote out exactly what I'm to do the year after he dies, so that he can relax his first year in the Afterlife.) I should be highly distressed were you to do as you joked, and I truly wouldn't be able to sleep at night worrying that you would lose your children's college funds because you trusted me on such matters. I'm serious-as-a-heart-attack serious about this. You've got to promise me you'll won't buy stock just because I mentioned the company. Please?
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-05 11:18||   2006-03-05 11:18|| Front Page Top

#10 I'll pass on the perfume, thanks.
Posted by Hupomoger Clans9827 2006-03-05 11:34||   2006-03-05 11:34|| Front Page Top

#11 Well, for you TW, OK.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-05 11:46||   2006-03-05 11:46|| Front Page Top

#12 *big sigh of relief* Thank you, Nimble Spemble. I fel much better now. I know I'm being silly, and of course if you have other information, but I'm simply not to be relied on for business matters.
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-05 12:20||   2006-03-05 12:20|| Front Page Top

#13 I know some dairy farmers who tried very hard to make a go of extracting methane from cattle dung and using it to power heaters, generators, etc. Doing so on the scale of a large dairy farm required sufficient equipment and maintenance that the simple payback was in the 15 year range. The driving force for these operations is thus not usually economic -- it's a desire to keep the neighboring housing developments happy with the local aroma.
Posted by Darrell 2006-03-05 13:11||   2006-03-05 13:11|| Front Page Top

#14 feel. PIMF, darn it!
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-05 13:16||   2006-03-05 13:16|| Front Page Top

#15 Happns to all of us, tw.
Posted by Darrell 2006-03-05 13:19||   2006-03-05 13:19|| Front Page Top

#16 The ratio of gas produced to shit input is very low. Of course, there's plenty of bullshit to go around. Still, very interesting, and possibly efficiencies can be brought up. Vhanging World Technologies is privately held, mostly by Warren Buffet's son and other large investors. This too is very interesting. They can produce approxiamtely 20 wt.oil, similar to other synthetic hydrocarbon oil. These were recently shut down by the local county gov't and told they must control the stink. Can smell 5 miles away if wind is right.
Posted by SOP35/Rat 2006-03-05 14:33||   2006-03-05 14:33|| Front Page Top

#17 See if we can get them to do the same with hot air - then deploy the production means in DC and every other world capital, as well as the state capitals here in the US. We certainly have a never-ending supply of that.

Ted "Schwimmer" Kennedy could power all his family's yachts, planes, cars, and limos all by himself.

Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2006-03-05 17:23||]">[]  2006-03-05 17:23|| Front Page Top

#18 careful when branding!
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-03-05 17:29||   2006-03-05 17:29|| Front Page Top

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