Maybe Biofuels Have a Future After All

Popular Mechanics ran the numbers on what it would take to convert to hydrogen for powering the light-duty vehicles on the road. Their results list coal and biomass gasification as the two cheapest ways to produce the hydrogen, both in startup costs and in cost per GGE. The table is on page 3. According to their math, it could be done with biomass gasification using just 11% of US farmland. Given that farming gets more productive every year, this is really nothing.

So I take back all the nasty things I said about biofuels before, at least for now :)

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