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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.

  • Demand for better lighting came in the 19th century with the growth of literacy, industry and urban life.
  •  People were reading more, partly because there were more publications and also because of the democratization of political life.
  • Lighting was needed to extend the work day for industrial operations like mining and factory work.
  • Police wanted better lighting for city streets.
  • New lighting systems would be developed and the fuels for these, in turn, would be the fuels that automotive inventors used in their early cars.
  •  In 1872, when Nikolaus Otto invented the internal combustion engine, gasoline was not available.
  • Ethyl alcohol at 180-190 proof was the specified fuel.
  • The model "T" Ford was designed to run on the available crude gasolines, alcohol, or any combination of the two.
  •  Alcohols in general and ethanol, in particular, make excellent motor fuels.
  • 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: 
    • Petroleum energy
    • Coal energy
    • Nuclear energy
    • Solar energy
      • Low temperature panels
      • High temperature parabolas
    • Wind energy
    • Geothermal energy 
    • Hydrogen energy
    • Methanol energy
    • Etahnol energy
    • Oceanic Waves energy
    • Tidal energy
    • Cogeneration energy
  • 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 :
  •  ONE GALLON of Ethanol will always replace
  •  ONE GALLON of Gasoline, in whatever ratio we mix it.

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.

Gilles

 

 
















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