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Posted by News on June 18, 2004, 11:25 am

Remains to be seen.

He is quite open minded.  The diesel has scope to clean it up using biofuels
that is about all.  In terms of efficiency it is still a pig and always will
be because of the basic design of the engine.

Posted by Steve Spence on June 18, 2004, 2:34 pm
But less of a pig than electrolysis to hydrogen to fuel cell to electric
motor, so the diesel still wins.

Hydrogen is a red herring by the oil industry.
Steve Spence
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Posted by atec on June 18, 2004, 10:40 pm
 Here in AU the govt. has just made biodiesel effectively illegal unless
you pay a tax on making your own , damn stupid civil servants ... like
Im going to stop ..

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Posted by bob peterson on June 19, 2004, 8:25 pm
I gather from the tone of your post that it does not bother you at all
that even though you use the public roads you wish to avoid payment
for that use in the form of fuel taxes.  Sounds pretty selfish to me.

Posted by atec on June 20, 2004, 12:20 am

bob peterson wrote:

Obviously you have no clue , we pay massive insurance , high
registration and many other costs , we also have GST  ( vat) Im fine
with paying gst by the way ) but we then pay gst on the added tax, seems
wrong don't you agree ?.
 so we get used chip oil home processed for almost nothing then added
37% tax PLUS 10- % GST . its wrong .( tax on tax)
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