Biofuels may harm more than help
In a report on the impact of biofuels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said biofuels may "offer a cure that is worse than the disease they seek to heal".
"The current push to expand the use of biofuels is creating unsustainable tensions that will disrupt markets without generating significant environmental benefits," the OECD said.
"When acidification, fertilizer use, biodiversity loss and toxicity of agricultural pesticides are taken into account, the overall environmental impacts of ethanol and biodiesel can very easily exceed those of petrol and mineral diesel," it added.
Ask the manufacturers of biodiesel what they do with all the hazardous waste that is generated from making biodiesel. A dirty little secret that remains covered up. True, some folks can recycle the waste byproducts, but not all manufacturers can afford to redistill and pay to have the wastes hauled off.
IMAGINE THIS, SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, I HAD A CHEMICAL COMPANY IN N.J. CONTACT ME TO KNOW WHERE THEY COULD MOVE OVER A MILLION GALLONS OF BIODIESEL FUEL THAT HAD NOT BEEN CLEANED UP AND RE-DISTILLED TO GET THE BIODIESEL SEPARATED FROM THE WASTE BYPRODUCTS. COSTS ARE TO EXPENSIVE TO TRANSPORT TO ANOTHER FACILITY AND THEN YOU STILL HAVE THE WASTE BY PRODUCTS TO DISPOSE OF IF NOT RECYLCED AND RE-USED. HMMM, WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN TO ALL THE SMALL COMPANIES MAKING BIODIESEL WHEN THE GOVERNMENT STOPS PAYING THEIR KICK BACK TO THE PRODUCERS. I BET BIODIESEL WILL GET IN SHORT SUPPLY.
Waco Chemical & Supply Co., preserving our environment through chemical recycling and WACO EARTHKLEEN AND ECOSMART chemical products.