Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Falafel Will Save the World!


I am actually not a big fan of biological fuels - bio-diesel and ethanol - as environmental panaceas. After all they do spew carbon into the atmosphere, just like oil, and to the extent they are based on crops grown just for this purpose, they can actually cost more - in terms of atmospheric carbon - to produce than the oil they are intended to replace.

But, when they are recycled waste products, who can argue?

And who but the Israelis, would think of using used falafel oil as an energy source? Maybe this will insulate Israel from the coming peak oil crisis, and save the planet from climate change all at the same time!

For details see this story in Haaretz.

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