Did you know the answer to reducing petroleum
dependency and producing environmentally efficient fuel may be right in your
kitchen trash? Household garbage, old tires, and even plant stalk all contain
carbon which can be turned into fuel for our cars and trucks. And all of this
can be done cheaply and efficiently. Building upon General Motor’s 25 years of
biofuel research and energy alternatives for automobiles, the automaker
announced their partnership with Coskata at the 2008 North American
International Auto Show.
A next generation ethanol company, Coskata has
patented microorganisms and bioreactor designs that produce ethanol for less
than a dollar a gallon. This is about half the cost of producing a gallon of
gasoline. Taking the first step in producing new biofuel, this technology also
reduces CO2 emissions up to 84 percent.
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