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john

johnSuper Member!

United States

February 19, 2007

 

I finally bought a house and I'll be happy to post pictures here to share.  It's wonderful to have something to call my own and be able to spend time making improvements.

One of the things I'd like to change about the house is the heating system.  I've got a really old oil furnace that is actually in great shape.  What isn't great, though, is the fuel.

I've learned that I can easily use B20, a 20% blend of biofuel and oil, now, without any changes.  My next step is to convert the furnace to use B99, which is 99% biofuel.   The stuff is made right down the road and costs just about the same.

One of the reasons I chose the house was its close location to MAX, Portland's electric commuter train.  My car now sits in the garage all week while I ride into work.  I'd like to replace my car soon with one having a diesel engine and run biofuel through it as well.

There are so many advantages to biofuel over oil.  Most people think of it as the environmently friendly thing to do.  My biggest reason is to eliminate support of foriegn oil.

As an American citizen, I see many of our political problems being based on our oil consumption.   We're bound to governments on the other side of the world and have been forced to get involved in matters that shouldn't have much to do with us.

I believe the U.S. will eventually follow the lead of countries like Brazil and figure out that being energy independent should be our first priority.  But until then, I'm going to do everything I can as an individual to help the change.

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02:45 AM Jan 09 2008

Wako

Wako
Paraguay

Bio Diesel it's great!!! You are doing the right thing. Hopefully everybody think and do the same...

01:23 AM Mar 24 2007

elspet

elspet
Indonesia

Hi, having a great plan is good. What you have done is the best you can do since it isn't your authority to run the government. One more thing you have to do is to provoke your other friends,,,hehehe,,,LET'S SAVE THE WORLD!!!

08:10 PM Mar 16 2007

nideyang

nideyang
China

your artical are good ,will you contract ma

02:14 AM Mar 09 2007

ana.mihova

ana.mihova
Bulgaria

Hi

I support you through this and it's hard to me to belive that the country with so many brain potential and mohey resourses can't develope oil substitute.May be there are something more that we know. And as you can imagine many of the reachest people of the world which are oil producers shall lose their power!!!1

01:19 AM Feb 22 2007

Stitch

Stitch
Taiwan

It's a interesting theory. Dependency on oil does cause lot of serious internal and domestic issues.

I watched a special program from CNN about Ethanol in Brazil a year ago. It was very interesting. I was impressed with what they have achieved.

It's about time for the U.S. to do something about it's CO2 admission. Alternative fuel can be a good start. If Brazil can do it, the U.S. can do it, too.

11:27 PM Feb 20 2007

andula

andula
Slovakia

I think, you are right. We should protect our environment like individuals and fight for cleaner habitats.