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Straw Converted to Gasohol in Canada 74

Posted by michael
from the short-straw dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Government of Canada announced that its vehicle fleet is the first in the world to use cellulose-based ethanol. Iogen Corporation produces the ethanol from wheat straw at its leading-edge demonstration facility in Ottawa."
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Straw Converted to Gasohol in Canada

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 07, 2005 @04:28PM (#11291358)
    I moved to Canada after being placed on the US no-fly list by trying to bring flammable materials on board an aircraft just by stepping aboard. Now Canada does this! They might as well declare open seasons on me.

    I'll never know when I'll go to sleep one night and wake up in a gas tank on a highway in Hamilton, Ontario, powering a Pontiac Firefly. I'm sure I'll have nightmares of this "straw to fuel" scheme. It took me years to get over nightmares of that damn green witch.

    Sincerely, the Scarecrow of Oz.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 07, 2005 @05:14PM (#11291863)
    I moved to Canada after being placed on the US no-fly list by trying to bring flammable materials on board an aircraft just by stepping aboard. Now Canada does this! They might as well declare open seasons on me.

    I'll never know when I'll go to sleep one night and wake up in a gas tank on a highway in Hamilton, Ontario, powering a Pontiac Firefly. I'm sure I'll have nightmares of this "straw to fuel" scheme. It took me years to get over nightmares of that damn green witch.

    Sincerely, the Scarecrow of Oz.


    Give me a break. That's just a straw-man agrument and you know it.
  • by azav (469988) on Friday January 07, 2005 @07:48PM (#11293260) Homepage Journal
    How does it taste?

    I'm looking for a smoothness without that old straw taste.

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