Bell Bio Energy Inc Ramping Up Their Website

May 15, 2008

A google search this morning revealed the following.

I wish I lived in GA. I would love to be a part of this revolutionary company, especially to start from the ground up. If you know anyone who would be interested, pass this link along..


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I am a member of the research and development team for Bell Bio-Energy, Inc. To answer your first question about our company: yes – we have been able to convert biomass waste into hydrocarbon molecules; some of which will serve as much needed transportation fuels. For every ton of biomass feedstock processed, we estimate that approximately 2 barrels of biofuel can be produced. A recent study conducted by the USDA revealed that there is at least 1.3 billion tons of biomass available from forest and agricultural lands in the USA alone. You can do the math for an idea of the potential production capacity!

Ensuring the security of America’s future energy supply is our primary objective at Bell Bio-Energy, Inc. Additionally, we also understand the potential impact our industry will have not only on our country, but on the world and environment as well.

I have been charged with the responsibility of creating a world class web site for Bell Bio-Energy, Inc. I am on a mission to recruit talented people who are sincerely dedicated to leaving a positive and lasting impression on our world. It is of the utmost importance that our web site reflects the professional caliber and critically important goals of this effort. The cutting-edge web site will be designed to educate and attract interested citizens who desire to contribute to our revolutionary efforts.

I encourage you to begin to put into shape your ideas for how you believe our web site should appear and function. We are open to any of the latest web development technologies you believe will best serve us in our tasks of educating concerned citizens and attracting potential investors.

I would also ask that you “network” and communicate with other gifted individuals that you feel would make an excellent and worthwhile addition to our web development team.

I sincerely ask you to strongly consider becoming a part of our historical company. For your creativity and donated energy, we will have no reservations in providing you (and your company) with necessary and positive representation on our web site. As you can see, this will be a win-win situation for all involved. Our hope is that ten years from now, you will be able to look back with pride and say “Yea, I had a part in developing that great company.”


Breakthrough energy discovery?

May 7, 2008

Calling it “the ultimate recycling” project, a Georgia agricultural researcher says he has found the solution to the world’s energy crisis.

Using a process of genetic modification and cloning of bacterial organisms that is capable of large-scale conversion of bio-mass into hydrocarbons, researcher J. C. Bell has enlisted the help of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Sen. Johnny Isakson, Rep. Jim Marshall, Rep. Jack Kingston, and Floyd Gabler, the deputy undersecretary of the USDA to bring attention to his project.

Bell has patented the process and has formed a corporation named Bell Bio-Energy, Inc.

Quoting an old Chinese proverb, “He who burns his food goes hungry,” Bell said he never considered using ethanol for his research. Instead he concentrated on bio-mass and hydrocarbons. Bio-mass is any living or recently dead biological material. Hydrocarbon is an organic compound consisting entirely of hydrogen and carbon. Decomposed organic matter provides an abundance of carbon and hydrogen and is naturally occurring in crude oil.

Sources for bio-mass are the forestry industry, pulp plants, agriculture and waste derived from the construction and demolition industry. “We are only using waste products.” In fact, a USDA study projected it was possible to produce two billions tons of bio-mass that could be converted to hydrocarbon.

Bell says his groundbreaking discovery will require no modification to automobiles, oil pipelines or refineries as they exist today and could forever end the United States’ dependence on foreign oil.

Is this the “magic bullet” to solve the world’s thirst for energy?


Tifton scientist working on new energy process

April 23, 2008

Taking inspiration from a cow’s digestive tract, bacteria from a South American catfish and raw material from pretty much any plant that grows, Tifton scientist J.C. Bell may have come up with an ingenious way to make gasoline and other fuels.

His formula is simple. Basically: Biomass (such as grass clippings or wood chips) plus the right bacteria equals gasoline or diesel fuel.

And if you need a metaphor, Bell is happy to provide one.

“Have you ever stood downwind from a herd of cows?” he asks.

Cows eat grass. Bacteria in their digestive tracts break down that biomass and produce methane. The methane passes from the cows’ bodies. Methane is CH4, the simplest of the hydrocarbons. Crude oil, gasoline and diesel fuel are made of hydrocarbons.

So if you get the right bacteria, you can turn biomass into any of these hydrocarbons, Bell said. Use bacteria from the guts of Amazonian catfish that eat wood and, boom, you’ve got a way to make oil – roughly 2 barrels of it for every ton of biomass, Bell said.

Given a U.S. Department of Agriculture study that shows that there’s 1.1 billion tons a year of “easily recoverable biomass” created in the United States each year with the potential to produce twice that much, Bell is predicting that he can make a dent in the country’s energy needs.

He said he plans to have a pilot manufacturing plant set up in the next few months to generate the data he needs to design a full-scale production plant over the next year and a half.

“What we are doing is the ultimate recycling,” he said.

The details will have to be checked, but Jim McMillan, a research manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, said the science itself sounds reasonable.

“Absolutely these micro-organisms – you can make all kinds of things,” McMillan said. “The trick is making it economical.”

Producing it in bulk and at a price people will pay has been a stumbling block for many alternative energies. Alternative energy has been a growing industry in Georgia, with particular attention being paid to ethanol production.

Jill Stuckey, as the state government’s director of alternative fuels, works with groups doing research in this emerging field. Stuckey said she hadn’t heard of Bell’s work on hydrocarbon fuels until an article appeared in his hometown Tifton Gazette and received e-mails from across the state. Neither had Bill Boone, director of the Agriculture Innovation Center in Tifton.

“That doesn’t mean it isn’t viable and promising,” Stuckey said. “But it’s just new to me. I sure hope it’s viable and promising. And I hope it stays in Georgia.”

Since the news hit, there’s been lots of interest. Bell, already something of a science celebrity for his invention of powdered peanut butter (aka “PB2”), was on the G. Gordon Liddy Show on March 20. He was written about by and said he’s been interviewed on several radio programs in the Southeast.

Bell, who never finished college and built a computer as a teenage, is not alone in his research. Two California companies reported similar research last year, saying they are pushing to build manufacturing facilities this year and bring fuels to the market within the next several years. And Bell’s work has generated interest at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Deputy Undersecretary Floyd Gaibler helped point him through the layers of bureaucracy in an effort to get government support, though so far no funding has been approved.

“I’m not an expert in this area at all,” Gaibler said. “(But) I think he’s probably got one of the technologies that’s going to bear fruit. There’s a lot of them competing right now and some of them are going to take off and become commercially viable.

“He’s an innovative guy,” Gaibler said. “He really thinks outside of the box. I wouldn’t say he’s eccentric. He’s a very down to earth guy, but he thinks differently than most people.”

Though Bell doesn’t like to see himself as competing with other alternative energies – particularly plans to use biomass to produce ethanol – it’s easy to cast the two technologies at odds. They use some of the same sources, or feedstocks, to make fuel. And ethanol efforts were first out of the gate.

State, local and federal tax incentives already have been approved to build a $225 million ethanol production plant in Soperton. The plant would use discarded pine tree tops and limbs from the timber industry to produce ethanol, officials have said. Through a spokeswoman, the company behind that plant, Range Fuels Inc., declined to comment on Bell’s technology.

Bell said there are “brilliant researchers” working on a wealth of alternative energy ideas.

“All of the alternative energy has a use, he said. “It’s just that we took a slightly different track.”

To contact writer Travis Fain, call 744-4213.

National news media burying amazing oil breakthrough?

April 23, 2008

It could potentially be one of the biggest energy breakthroughs in history – genetically manipulating bacteria to quickly convert anything that grows out of the Earth into oil. But the biggest names in the national media have thus far not provided any coverage of this possible solution to skyrocketing gas prices and America’s long-term energy security.

A WND story last month introduced to the nation a new technique where altered bacteria “rapidly digest” everything from grass clippings and wood chips, turning them into hydrocarbons for fuels such as gasoline and diesel. If done on a large scale, it could provide billions of barrels of renewable oil every year.

Naturally occurring bacteria used to convert biomass into hydrocarbons.

One reader, Joe Russo of Fairbanks, Alaska, called it “the biggest story we’ve seen in a decade, yet the cable and mainstream news networks haven’t even picked up on it.”

The apparent inattention comes as a big surprise to the agricultural researcher pioneering the process, J.C. Bell, the CEO of Bell Bio-Energy, Inc.

“We’ve been on several radio stations, but nothing really national,” he said. “We haven’t talked to anybody. Nobody’s called us – nobody from the Associated Press or CNN or Fox News Channel, which kind of surprised us. We thought it would generate something.”

Bell gave an overview of his plans today at the U.S. Defense Department’s Worldwide Energy Conference & Trade Show in Arlington, Va., where more than 750 Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and federal organizations were represented.

“He was very well-received there,” said Wesley Cox, owner of WCGA Radio, a news/talk station in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Cox complains, “The mainstream media has been ignoring systematically the facts about energy creation and use, and they’ve been doing it for years.”

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// –> He thinks believability could be a factor when it comes to the lack of national coverage.

“It’s a lot easier to not run a story than it is to run a story that’s not proven yet.”

Bell’s bacterial discovery has already been published in two Georgia newspapers – the Tifton Gazette and the Macon Telegraph –  but neither report was picked up by the Associated Press, despite those papers being members of the news cooperative.

WND contacted the bureau chief at the AP’s Atlanta office, who said, “I can’t give you an answer as to why, because this is the first I’ve heard of it. We’ll look into it and see what’s going on.”

Reporter Jana Cone, who documented Bell’s claims for the Tifton paper, was also at a loss to explain why the AP neither picked up the story nor assigned its own writer.

“I have no explanation except people don’t think it’s possible,” Cone said. “All of our stuff is available to them, and they pick up stories as they wish. If what [Bell] says is a fact, it could be absolutely huge.”

Bell maintains with just 2 billion tons of biomass, his process can produce 5 billion barrels of oil each year naturally, with no negative impact on the environment.

“That’s 5 billion barrels of oil that can be produced from just trash,” he said.

Despite the national media’s silence, Bell is moving forward with plans to make his process a reality.

“It’s not even theory anymore,” he told WND. “Now we’re just engineering. We are within a very few days of announcing the location of our first pilot plant.”

The process of converting biomass into energy is not in dispute scientifically.

“Yes it can be done, but you have to do it economically,” said Dr. Art Robinson, a research professor of chemistry at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine who publishes the Access to Energy newsletter. “These other ways [of producing energy] work; the only question is if they’re competitive in price. Any hydrocarbon under pressure and temperature can turn into oil.”

Robinson added, “We only have two competitive ways of making energy at low costs: hydrocarbons [oil, gas, coal and methane clathrate] and nuclear, and both are demonized to the point that our country is in trouble.”

For the third straight day today, oil prices settled at a record high, gushing to a record $115.07 a barrel at one point. Gasoline prices have also been surging along with crude. AAA reports gasoline prices hit a new record of $3.399, up more than a penny from the previous day’s price of $3.386.

G. Gordon Liddy Interviews JC Bell – Bell Bio-Energy Inc.

April 17, 2008

This interview is from 3/20/2008. Some questions are answered, but some are not.

Please continue to leave questions for Mr. Bell in the comments section of any of the Bell Bio-Energy Posts.

JC Bell, CEO of Bell Bio Energy checks in to discuss alternative fuel breakthroughs