PREFACE : How it all began
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PREFACE : HOW IT ALL BEGAN
The story of auto fuels and air pollution begins with lamp fuel. Long before recorded history, people found comfort by a firelight and ways to light up the dark, Cave paintings dating back 60,000 years were probably created by the light of torches. Oil lamps from around 6,000 B.C. have been found in the earliest Babylonian cities.
The reason alcohol fuel has not been fully exploited is that, up until now, gasoline has been cheap, available, and easy to produce.
However, crude oil is getting scarce, and the historic price differential between alcohol and gasoline is getting narrower.
Currently there is a big push to find and develop alternative sources of energy so that crude oil and other fossil fuels may be conserved.
We need, as a society, to use all available means of the Energy Spectrum:
The proper combination of these will barely feed the growing demand and Now, one new player just joined in the Energy Game : China who will, in a short decade, demand more energy than can be produced...
Ethanol will be an important part of the solution, but will by no means solve all our Energy problems.
Those who will be able to produce their own fuels, will enjoy a great freedom and will help their neibours live better lives.
Those who will take part in community ventures will harvest the rewards of a job well done.
The comming Energy crisis will dwarf all calamities that have struk us since the very dawn of mankind, and it will have been born out of human greed that will find its borders in terms cupidity. And these will be harsh times for the unprepared.
Gasoline needs to be replaced and we can make a serious difference starting just about now.
LET'S REMEMBER THIS SIMPLE RULE :
By keeping active at developping the growth of of the Ethanol movement, we will not only save petro-dollars now, but most important, we will develop new processes, new techniques and new ways to produce this precious fluid and pass on the knowledge.
Let us dream in an orderly manner so they don't slay the dreamers.
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