Finally someone in this country has gotten a clue about cellulosic biofuels;

RAPID CITY — KL Energy Corp. says it will work with a Brazilian company on a process to make cellulosic biofuels from sugarcane bagasse and straw feedstock.

Governor Moose Drool scares Levi?

King: So what happened?

Johnston: I don’t know what happened. I think somewhere along the lines, we just weren’t hitting it off anymore and…

King: But they won’t let you see your kid?

Johnston: No. I can go over there and see him. But it’s kind of an uncomfortable thing for me to go over there. You know, I want to be able to take him and do that kind of thing, go do the father thing with him and I can’t.

King: Why can’t you?

Johnston: You know, I’m not sure.

King: Do you have a lawyer?

Johnston: No.

King: Why not?

Johnston: We’re not in a big fight with the Palins. I still like the family very much. I think we can work things out. I don’t think either one of us want to go to lawyers and try to fight for custody and stuff like this.

King: But then why can’t you take your baby for a weekend?

Johnston: I don’t know.

King: But you’re not interested in finding out legally why you can?

Johnston: I am. If it keeps going like this, I think we’re going to have to. …

King: Now, [upon] further reflection, you might have a lawyer?

Johnston: Yes, I do.

Well, that was an indepth interview, huh?

King: We told the Palin camp that Levi Johnston would be our guest tonight and asked for a comment. We got this response today from Megan Stapleton, the Palin family spokesperson: “Bristol is focused on going to college, raising Tripp and advocating abstinence.”

How do you advocate abstinence when you are a unwed teenage mother? Have I mentioned I thank God everyday that Sarah wasn’t elected?

9 Thoughts on “Biofuels & Hillbilly Alaskans

  1. Costner on April 23, 2009 at 6:49 am said:

    What do you mean finally someone has a clue about cellulosic ethanol? Poet has been developing a plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa to do just that. It won’t be ready to start production until 2011 or so, but they have been in discussions with the DOE working on details since early 2007 and are in the early stages of construction to convert the plant to 100% cellulosic production.

    On a somewhat related note, did you know the methane captured from our very own landfill is sent to a Poet plant in Chancellor which then uses it to produce ethanol? It is a fairly new venture and they are still ramping up, but I know some people invested in it and it looks promising. The eventual goal would be to convert that plant to celluosic ethanol production as well… pretty cool stuff.

  2. l3wis on April 23, 2009 at 7:15 am said:

    “On a somewhat related note, did you know the methane captured from our very own landfill is sent to a Poet plant in Chancellor which then uses it to produce ethanol?”

    Yeah, I heard about that in a informational meeting. I do think we are selling it to them too cheap though considering we had to pay to build the capture system.

  3. Costner on April 23, 2009 at 8:33 am said:

    I agree – I think it will take 4 or 5 years to cover the cost of the pipeline whereas I don’t see why we couldn’t use the methane to produce electricity right there at the landfill which could then be transported on the existing grid which could supplement our city electrical needs.

  4. l3wis on April 23, 2009 at 8:38 am said:

    Because our stupid city decided to hand over the electrical portion of SF Utilities to Excel Energy. One of the dumbest things they ever did. I remember I had SF Utilities at one of my apartments and when I moved to another apartment it was Excel, my bill was at least 20% even though the apartment wasn’t much bigger. Excel is a rip off.

  5. Costner on April 23, 2009 at 9:24 am said:

    I don’t know a thing about that since I have SouthEastern Electric Co-Op for my power. I’ve been pretty happy with them.

  6. You must live in a cornfield.

  7. Costner on April 23, 2009 at 12:53 pm said:

    SW Sioux Falls actually….don’t ask me where the dividing line is but I’m not about to complain about it.

  8. l3wis on April 23, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

    So you live in Tea.

  9. Costner on April 24, 2009 at 10:27 am said:

    No. Nor would I ever wish to.

    When the biggest thing to happen to a town is a Pizza Ranch opening up, I think it is best I stay away.

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