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Tequila Plant Holds Promise as Arid Biofuel Source


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- 3050 days ago - enn.com
A plant more commonly known for its role in the production of the alcoholic drink tequila has been overlooked as a source of biofuel that would not compete with food crops, say experts.



   

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Trish K (93)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 6:40 pm
This is an excellent idea. I planted an Agave plant facing south east in New England over 20 years ago and she is still doing well. I am always surprised by the amount of Cacti I can grow here. Back to the subject, have you seen the price of Tequila lately ? I suppose it has nothing to do with the use of this similar plant which is only grown for biofuel not Agave Tequila. We have established we can grow it almost anywhere in the US so lets get going.
Time and money are running out for the cold people of the north.
 

Carol H (229)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 6:47 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

Cristina M (137)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 1:16 am
Very interesting. Nature gives us everything, we should treat her with love and respect and be thankful for all that she gives us.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 3:06 am
That's really interesting!
 

Mike S (86)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 5:28 am
Interesting indeed! Noted and thanks Cal.
 

. (0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 7:21 am
this should be headline news, noted and thanks!
 

Ian Donelson (149)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 9:20 am
Interesting. Noted.
 

Maira Sun (34)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 10:09 am
Merci!
 

Janin S (25)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 12:29 pm
Great news
 

(0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 12:46 pm
thanks, it sure grows all over where I live
 

Krasimira B (175)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 12:53 pm
Noted with interest.
 

Shannon Seth-Ward (0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 1:42 pm
Agave grows well in Puerto Rico! I've seen it, the plant is crazy looking
 

Pamela K (13)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 1:52 pm
Hmmm....let's rip up the world's sensitive desert habitats and plant agave for biofuel profits...I think the big oil/gas execs might go for that!
 

Bon L (0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 10:36 pm
Thanks for the info.
 

Justin R (0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 11:12 pm
Has someone considered how many plants it takes keep America running? Seems impractical.
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 12:26 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Vedrana M (31)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:07 am
"let's rip up the world's sensitive desert habitats and plant agave for biofuel profits...I think the big oil/gas execs might go for that! "

Agreed!
 

Nuno Correia (18)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 3:54 am
while impractical, it can be along with other ones an alternative energy source of transition to cleaner.
If americans used more bus and trains, it would reduce the need!
In my country, we pay almost 1,5/L (which is 1/4 of a gallon), so we have to find alternatives. The main problem is that OIL has been sold very cheap (because of governments funds), when they should had gone after cleaner sources
 

Robert O (12)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 11:19 am
Interesting!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:15 pm
It's smarter than planting corn for fuel.
 
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