Thursday, 19 June 2008

No biodiesel on Gozo


Bill Hopkinson from Xaghra is partially right when he commented on The Times today that biodiesel is still not available here on Gozo.

On the other hand, when we talk about biodiesel, one should not take it for granted that such measures are 100% eco-friendly.

One needs to be very clear on bio-fuels.

I don't think it is morally right to promote those biofuels that are produced from agricultural land that is taken on purpose for the growing of soya, mais or whatever to produce ethanol etc.
On the other hand, one should accept bio-fuel, where this is produced from the leftovers of waste that would otherwise be ending up in the waste cycle.

On the other hand, in countries like Sweden it is useful to produce biofuels from the nature that dies NATURALLY every year in the millions of forests they have.

It would be better to recycle the kitchen frying oil in Malta and Gozo into bio fuel rather than letting it finish in the drains and water table. I remember that Prof. Arnold Cassola was strongly promoting this during his campaign for the European parliament elections three years ago while in a meeting with the Gozo Tourism Association and the Gozo Business Chamber.

I remember clearly.....hardly anybody took notice then. But things change!

Thanks to Mr. Hopkinson for raising this issue again.

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1 comment:

Irish Collaborator said...

Thank you for a the precise analysis of the various disadvantages and benefits of bio-diesel.