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Hitch Hiker by poasterchild Hitch Hiker by poasterchild
Please disseminate widely, thank you! This does not give permission to alter or claim credit for this re-mixed work, for which I retain all copyrights. The original illustration is copyrighted by Greg Hildebrandt [link]. I claim a Fair Use exemption under the Copyright Act.

If you disagree with the views expressed here, please be sure to read my Policy Statement BEFORE you post: [link]
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GeekArtByZentner Dec 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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poasterchild Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You'll notice that her legs reach all the way to the ground.  ;)
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BrotherOfMySister Jul 2, 2013   Digital Artist
While I enjoy the majority of your work, I need to ask you to get some information on what you're promoting over here. Biofuels, such as corn, or palm tree oil, are responsible for speeding up the deforestation of this planet's ecosystems, annihilation of local tribal societies, enslavement (literal) of entire villages, and on-sight execution of "tresspassing" wildlife. You can check it up, and I'd strongly urge you to. Last articles I read, were about the situation in Kuala Lumpur and Borneo.
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poasterchild Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Those are not the kind of biofuels I am talking about. Read the following. All of it:

This poaster has been prompted by several comments from other deviants indicating a great lack of knowledge about different sources of biofuels. Most people know about ethanol, or ethyl alcohol, which is derived from corn. It is simply moonshine made on an industrial scale. The sugar in corn is simply fermented and turned into alcohol. This process also works with sugar cane, sugar beets, and literally any other food crop (e.g., barley or apples).

But, it's a waste of food, and there's not nearly enough corn to meet the Nation' demand for liquid fuels for transportation (gasoline and diesel).

The other common process used these days is called transesterfication, and involves the chemical transformation of the fats or fatty oils found in soybean, canola, palm seeds, and other plants, or waste fats from restaurants. This is how biodiesel is made. Again, this method, while it works, is expensive and wastes food supplies that could be better used in other ways. Moreover, as with the production of ethanol, there is not nearly enough supply to meet a significant portion of the demand for liquid fuels.

The newest technologies, still in the development stage, involve using a process called pyrolysis, wherein biomass (any formerly living material containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen) is converted into a bio-oil, or "green petroleum." The advantages of this method are several. First, there is a large supply of biomass waste available from agriculture, forestry, municipal garbage, and other sources. About 1.3 billion ton of biomass wastes are available in the United States every year -- enough to replace about 25% of all gasoline and diesel consumption. Second, the supply is cheap -- cow manure for example is much cheaper than corn or soybeans. Third, this process turns environmental liabilities into environmental assets. Fourth, "green" fuels produced in this manner substantially reduce greenhouse gas and other pollutants, compared to both bio-fuels produced from corn or soybeans, and conventional liquid fuels produced from petroleum.
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BrotherOfMySister Jul 2, 2013   Digital Artist
I see. Sorry I made you post this once more. :) But I had no idea about this sort of research, so thank you for the info. Are there any specific sites/blogs/other that you'd recommend?
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poasterchild Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Send me a note with an email address and I will send you some materials.
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BrotherOfMySister Jul 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Or send me a Note maybe?
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JStanSantana May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sex sells. SOLD!
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:iconazeemb:
she could just walk
ahh, wrong shoes
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:iconcooljewl98:
the only problem with bio fuels is that they take more gasoline to manufacture. say for every gallon of a biofuel made a gallon and a half of nonbiofuel was put into making it. this makes them actually more environmentally harmful.
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