[Vwdiesel] lowering gasoline prices

Robert L. Coyle, Jr. wn5p at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 19 15:24:59 EDT 2002

--- James Hansen <jhsg at sk.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> On Friday, April 19, 2002 9:09 AM, Robert L. Coyle,
> Jr. [SMTP:wn5p at yahoo.com]
> wrote:
> >
> > Or used fryer oil, which is discarded anyway.
> > "All our fuel needs can easily be met by
> McDonalds,
> > Jack in the Box, Burger King, Karl's Jr.,
> etc...and
> > without chemicals."
> Any figures on how much oil is actually available-
> that is, what isn't used for
> dust control and that kind of thing?
> I know it's a lot, but would there really be enough
> to produce a nation's worth
> of fuel?

As with anything preceived as "green," only a small
percentage will actually move away from the security
of their dino diesel and buy it. Price is a motivating
factor as well. For instance, *I* wouldn't go out and
buy the $3.00/gal biodiesel they're selling in
Northern California. Why should I? I can already buy
twice as much fuel for the same money.

For something to gain widespread use it has to be
priced competitively. Judging from the above cost,
biodiesel isn't (however, Hayden's mix is, since he at
one time quoted the cost to be roughly one-half dino
diesel). Therefore, it seems to me that Hayden, with
his small plant in his garage, it turning out a MUCH
CHEAPER product than the large-scale operator. That
indicates to me that he's doing something right and
they're doing something wrong.


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