Everyone is concerned about the ‘gas’ shortage. Meanwhile, our politicians seem to have no lack of ‘hot air’. Why do people only think of petroleum products for fuel.
Every person who has taken a drink of liquor can tell you that high octane sources come from more that just petroleum. RICE is used to make Saki – the Japanese and others know this. POTATOES are used to make Vodka – the Russians and others know this. SUGAR CANE is used to make Rum – the people of the Carribean know this. HOPS and BARLEY (not really sure about the ingredients here) are used to make Beer. WINE makers in many countries know that sometimes wine will turn into Brandy. It can also be made into vinegar. CORN, of course, is used to make Moonshine. That has been used to run vehicles for decades by the very people who make it. Every gardener who makes a compost heap knows that the rotting refuse makes potent aromas, eventually turning into fertilizer.
Now, I’m no expert on the origins of liquors, just what I’ve found out about in many different ways. No doubt there is a lot out there that we don’t know about. Even camels milk can be fermented!
Why are we so hung up with old fashioned, messy, polluting petroleum?