Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Any way the wind blows, doesn't really matter ...

Great things are in the works at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.

Amongst them:

Small-scale wind turbines for point-of-use electrical applications; and

Conversion of used vegetable oil from the kitchens of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino into bio-diesel, which will then be used to fuel garbage trucks on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.

Sigh .. I have this recurring pipe dream that these kinds of progressive thinking can be utilized on Fort Drum. I like to fantasize that, instead of navigating congested roads and parking lots which plague the post (especially in the winter months), soldiers could take bio-diesel fueled buses to their duty stations.

I know, I know .. it's just fodder for my commitment hearing.

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