Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I also do not see the jojuba plant, which is a variety of sagebrush that is a major nuisance plant across the Southwest which is supposed to be rich in burnable oil. I also think that those who just look at crop yields fail to take into account the enormous supply of recycleable cooking oil that can now be sent to a refinery instead of into our sewers.
But one thing I doubt many of you realize, the plant that converts biomass to diesel can also be used as an end-stage process in the production of diesel fuel from coal, a process used by the gasoline-starved Germans during WWII and the main reason they became the foremost experts on diesel technology in the post-war world. Coal is nothing more than biomass pressed together very tightly. Using coal as a feedstock for fuel is the holy grail of the big oil companies.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address