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The ethanol evangelist

David Blume

Photo by Bob Fitch

David Blume, the ethanol evangelist, was in town and talked to Kim Hill about big oil, biofuels and conspiracies about food. Fascinating and alternative take on the prevalent view of biofuels.

You can hear his interview with Kim Hill on National Radio here.

You can also visit his site, which is a cornucopia of bad taste old fashion green. Oh well. Get past the 70s ponytail chic and you’ll find a very cool take on how ethanol can be deployed right now—as it is in Brazil, Sweden and parts of the US.

Here's what he says on the site:

“With alcohol fuel, you can become energy independent, reverse global warming, and survive Peak Oil in style. Alcohol fuel is “liquid sunshine” and can’t be controlled by transnational corporations. You can produce alcohol for less than $1 a gallon, using a wide variety of plants and waste products, from algae to stale donuts. It’s a much better fuel than gasoline, and you can use it in your car, right now. You can even use alcohol to generate electricity. Alcohol fuel production is ecologically sustainable, revitalizes farms and communities, and creates huge new opportunities for small-scale businesses. Its byproducts are clean and valuable. Alcohol has a proud history and a vital future.”

And this is an interview on YouTube.

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