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Posted Thu Jun 19 2008: from North Channel Sentinel (TX):
Biocrude from waste too good to be true?
Now Rivera must convince potential investors that his trade secret – 21 years and $31 million dollars in the making – isn’t just a bunch of smoke and mirrors. The "Rivera Method" takes such agricultural refuse as cracked soy beans, rice and cotton seed hulls, grain sorghum, milo and jatropha and turns them into bio-crude oil. This crude – or Vetroleum, as Rivera calls it - can then be further refined into everything from gasoline to jet fuel and just about every petrochemical in between. With this process, just one bushel (60 pounds) of organic waste can yield about six gallons of bio-crude, Rivera said.
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Please tell me the process itself isn't energy-intensive.

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