Mushroom power our next fuel

“The Los Angeles Daily News reports that tests are underway with mighty eight-engined B-52s (veteran planes.  Rather, the bombers have been filled up with a 50-50 mix of ordinary jet juice and “Fischer-Tropsch” synthetic fuel, made by Oklahoma company Syntroleum.

Thus far, the synthi-fuel is made from natural gas, but Syntroleum apparently reckons it could produce it from coal.

DARPA, the Pentagon nutty-professor farm are looking to make jet fuel from oil-rich crops produced by either agriculture or aquaculture (including but not limited to plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria)…”

Bio-fuel, not just corn alcohol, but fungus-fuel – derived perhaps from mushrooms – powering the mighty American air armadas of the future. If the DARPA mushroom-fuel (mushroleum? mushroline?)…The West’s dependence on oil might disappear.” (It is overdue. – Mother Nature)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/09/fight_not_for_oil_but_shrooms/

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  1. September 20, 2008 at 11:26 am

    […] naturescrusaders wrote a fantastic post today on “Mushroom power our next fuel”Here’s ONLY a quick extractBio-fuel, not just corn alcohol, but fungus-fuel – derived perhaps from mushrooms – powering the mighty American air armadas of the future. If the DARPA mushroom-fuel (mushroleum? mushroline?)…The West’s dependence on oil might … […]


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