Category Archives: Alternative fuels

I emailed Susan Freinkel on Eternal Plastics

Hi all, I just listened to a Long Now foundation talk by Susan Freinkel on her book on plastics and our ‘toxic love story’ with them. It’s a great talk, and I encourage you all to listen to it. (I … Continue reading

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Plasma Burners on the way!

The Economist brings us a very positive review of both the technology advances and new economics of plasma-burners. Ordinarly household waste will no longer go to tips in a few major cities around the world, but will instead produce electricity, … Continue reading

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‘Slumming it’ Part 2 — NOT the way to sort plastic!

In part 2 of ‘Slumming it’ Kevin again focused on the community benefits of living in smaller, walking distance societies. He seemed full of wonder at their relationships and spontaneous meeting places and shared spaces. He marvelled at their community. … Continue reading

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Mobile biochar unit makes biochar, but what about fuel?

Hi all, some time ago there was some quite heated discussion on the ASPO email list about whether or not biochar charcoal fertiliser and fuel systems would work in the rural community because of the vast distances in Australia’s farmland … Continue reading

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Airships the post-oil flight?

Imagine them covered in solar panels to drive the prop (until night when hydrogen/batteries/biodiesel/whatever takes over). It looks like they are coming, with a few technical hiccups along the way. Slashdot | Boeing-Skyhook Airship Faces Technical Challenges“Since the Hindenburg disaster, … Continue reading

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