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Concentrated solar energy is most commonly used for electrical power generation. However, a Colorado company, Sundrop Fuels, has a unique approach to the production of biofuel by that marries the mirrors and tower of concentrated solar power with their process for the production of bio-based fuels.

Instead of burning biomass for the energy needed to only here canadian drugs viagra create biofuel, Sundrop uses concentrated solar as their energy source to gasify a range of feedstocks including agricultural waste, energy crops, and wood waste. The Sundrop process can produce a range of fuels including gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel. Many other biofuel processes produce ethanol which has a lower energy density than other fuels, meaning that more of canada free sample viagra it must be used for an equal amount of work. (Flex-fuel cars get fewer miles per gallon from ethanol than from gasoline, but the ethanol fuel costs less per gallon, and the ethanol is not derived from petroleum.)

Sundrop uses the generic viagra usa high temperatures from the concentrated solar array to vaporize the biomass feedstock and form syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. As with other biofuel processess, the syngas is the basic building block which is turned into useful fuel.

Sundrop's process has other efficiencies that provide additional benefits. By using solar energy, the process yields 100 to 125 gallons of fuel per ton of biomass, which is more than twice what other biofuel producers obtain. The process also requires far less water, needing only a half gallon of water per gallon of fuel produced, versus 6 or 7 gallons required in other systems. The process also creates electrical power from the waste heat generated in the reaction tower.

One of the only significant drawbacks that the Sundrop process faces is the distance between areas with excellent solar access (and few cloudy days) and ready sources of best viagra prices biomass.

The Sundrop process is cash on delivery tramadol expected to be able to create gasoline, without subsidies, for less than $2 per gallon. The company is constructing a pilot plant and aims to have a full, commercial-scale plant with a capacity of 100 million gallons by 2015.


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Fuel Options
written by acuvue oasys, July 26, 2010
My main concern is why the development of alternative fuel sources to usa cialis oil have not been produced en masse? I realize there is a research and production/development cost but we have been looking for alternate energy sources and whilst we have used it with some success in hybrid vehicles, etc - it just seems it's still a long way away from being a widely available option that's much more environmentally safe? I hope i am wrong! smilies/cool.gif
Fear of Failure
written by Slush17, July 27, 2010
acuvue oasys,
It's my understanding that widespread development and cheap cialis no prescription implementation of alternative energy and fuels in the U.S. are hindered by an overall corporate fear of failing due to lack of consumer support. Historically, there is enough consumer support for cleaner energy ventures when the price of oil is up; without a government-mandated floor on the lowest price of oil, there is no guarantee (for companies who want to develop alternative fuels/energy) that consumer demand will not disappear once the price of oil goes back down. I'm reading "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" by Thomas L. Friedman. He explains this in detail in chapter 13.
It seems the technology and innovation are available; the only thing lacking right now is consumer demand.
written by acuvue oasys, July 28, 2010
Sluash - hard to argue with that point.

Well said.
Need for Government-Mandated Gasoline Price Floor?
written by Mark Lang, July 28, 2010
I don't see any need for a government-mandated price floor for gasoline. We'd be ecstatic if the free market price went below $2.25/gal for any length of time. It seems to have settled between $2.60 and $2.90 for the past year or so where I live. I think that alternative fuel companies should feel confident that their product will sell if it's priced at $2.50 per gallon or less. That will be tough to do though since there is a big cost of distribution.
written by dude, August 08, 2010
I don't understand something.... even if this is an alternative to gasoline and such, it's still a biofuel is rx viagra 100mg it not? Which means that it's a carbon based energy source... How exactly is this better than gasoline and diesel if it still produces hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide when burned? Isn't it still contributing to greenhouse gases?
Only if waste
written by Jason Y, September 15, 2010
I see these types of technologies as an advantage if they utilize waste stream materials as the source...of which there is plenty. Growing crops specifically for this is only a step in the right direction in so far as it reduces dependency on foreign sources of energy.
The Nuclear Option
written by Uncle B, September 21, 2010
Thorium bed reactors! The clean way to canadian pharmacy viagra generic nuclear energy! They need serious development!
China has, up and running, nuclear/electric supplied electric bullet train networks and the associated infrastructures. They produce,as we speak, and oil free, goods, for the world and best online levitra American markets. Folks within these structures eat primarily veggies and rice!
America has to compete with these Chinese and their tremendous advantages! First the Nuclear factor - almost free energy! Then the social factor! Folks who do not require McMansions, Suburbs or SUV's! Third: These are light bodied folk, living on the least expensive most sustainable foods on earth! Cheaper by far than American fair!
All the synthetic gasoline in the world will not overcome this Asian miracle of efficiency! Face Facts: The American version of a gasoline guzzling car with internal spark ignition engine is the least efficient of all means of look here viagra generic brand transportation! Steel wheel to steel rail transport is a full 400% more fuel efficient, add in the Nuclear/electric energy source and we have a system that beats the American foreign oil in rubber wheeled gasoline engined paradigm by a considerable reach!
Asian pressure on America will not go away! This recession's end marks the beginning of flat out competition for survival with Asian forces! Nuclear development is an absolute factor - Asians build reactors at a rate of ten a year for China alone! We in America simply cannot generate enough bio-mass to equal this force! Grow Hemp, exploit Algae, bio-gas all the sewage you can find! Still, not enough to compete with even one year's energy production in Asian reactors - and they use that power to steal our manufacturing jobs - the very life-source of our nation!
Gasoline production, synthysization, acquisition, is energy folly! America has Solar, Wave, Wind, Hydro, Tidal, Geothermal and Nuclear electricity sources domestically. We must convert from a foreign oil energy based economy to a domestic electric economy , and we must develop all the domestic electricity sources to their fullest.
Some small quantities of domestic oil will always be needed. This is the gap filled by bio-mass/solar fuel production.
written by Tom, February 21, 2014
Why not keep the hydrogen? What I don't get, is why they want to get to generic viagra amex fuel.

If they get Hydrogen mixed with CO, they could filter the CO out and get pure hydrogen. Make it a hydrogen plant.

I'm sure the homemade cialis economics for pure hydrogen would be better than fuel/methanol. no? At this time hydrogen is produced from methane gas, I think.

What do you think?

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