Natural gas can make farming more profitable.
Ron Wagner 11/01/2012 @ 11:14am
Farmers need to start thinking about switching to natural gas as a fuel. It can save over half of fuel costs in some areas. Getting it to the farm may be an issue for most farmers though. There are methods for delivering CNG and LNG to individual farms, or to a COOP etc. Truck stops and regular service stations may cooperate also. Propane is another possibility. Biogas is already produced on some hog farms, dairies, and chicken farms. It is not too difficult to clean up for use in farm equipment and trucks.
Natural gas tractors are being made in Europe. Caterpillar is "all in" on natural gas equipment and has a
farm equipment division.
I would appreciate any suggestions, or information on others thinking about this. More savings mean more profit for farmers.
Natural gas is the future of energy. It is replacing dirty old coal plants, and dangerous expensive nuclear plants. It will fuel cars, vans, buses, locomotives, aircraft, ships, tractors, engines of all kinds. It costs far less. It will help keep us out of more useless wars, where we shed our blood and money. It lowers CO2 emissions. Over 2,400 natural gas story links on my blog. An annotated bibliography of live links, updated daily. The big picture of natural gas. https://www.ronwagnersrants.blogspot.com
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