Stone Ridge, NY
Why is it that I would like us to talk about fuel from food waste? There are many good reasons.
1.- it is doable,fairly simple way to make fuel, that you can make at your home.
2.- it removes a good portion of waste from the landfill- Ulster County ships it's waste 400 miles to a landfill- spending millions of dollars in fuel and emitting unnecessary green house gas emissions
3.- local fuel production DOES NOT support the ever increasingly difficult, polluting and expensive extraction of oil and gas from the Earth-- gasoline costs $8-10/gallon in Europe- we will, sooner or later, be heading in this direction- and most likely it will begin after the presidential election.We need less expensive and less polluting fuel to heat our homes and power our vehicles and other equipment.
4.- we can become more self-reliant and sustainable-
I would not consider myself an expert on ethanol. I have been researching it for quite a while and
possibly know a bit more than you. I would like to share what I know with you. Then it becomes our
community choice and responsibility to carry it forward.
I see local fuel production as one part of the way in which we make the current insanity that is
happening in our government, less relevant. The more we can become self-reliant, creating our
own fuels, creating more of our own food networks, feeding ourselves, using whatever renewable
technologies we can and collecting rainwater, the less we need 'outside', out of control,corporate
resources.This can also bring more of a sense of security. It is actually an exciting prospect.
It is empowering,we can take control of our own lives.
Hope to see you Monday,4/7-7:30, to continue the discussion- Be well- Pete