Sustainable Transportation: A Future Worth Creating.

Sustainable Transportation: A Future Worth Creating.

Dave Erb is an automotive engineer who has designed electric and hybrid electric vehicles, as well as vehicles using gasoline, diesel, biodiesel, alcohol, and natural gas power trains. An active auto racer with engineering and business degrees, he will share his excellent information and experience, his deep commitment to the environment, and his understanding of its impact on social justice. Come and learn about the energy balance of all kinds of biofuels, some alternatives to biofuels, what fuels NASCAR, and more: The Multipurpose Room of Building 2 at Central Carolina Community College. Sustainable Sustenance (i.e., organic refreshments). May 14 at 7 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Chatham Alliance for Sustainable Energy

See Building B on this map:


Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm


764 West Street, Pittsboro, NC

Cellulosic Ethanol Advances

On January 8, 2008, Scientific American published this article:

which describes the outcome of a study done on switchgrass culture by the Department of Energy.  The results of the study were encouraging, demonstrating that switchgrass is capable of delivering as much as 540% of the energy required to grow, harvest and refine it into ethanol.  This compares with about 25% for corn.


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