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Mon Sep 29, 2014, 10:02 AM

Hemp-Fuels - Environmentally friendly fuel sources

Oil is owned/controlled by the .0001% and here we're spending indefensible amounts of resources for the benefit of the.0001%. Why do we do that? We know the answer. Too many alternatives are available but are not given adequate media and/or funding, at least by the government who has tied up OUR money for tax write-offs and subsidies for Big Oil. I think we need to start demanding that more resources be invested in those alternative energy sources, one of which is hemp. I found the following article interesting and thought it might be a good read.

Hemp-Fuels - Environmentally friendly fuel sources:"

The basics: Hemp can provide two types of fuel.
1. Hemp biodiesel – made from the oil of the (pressed) hemp seed.
2. Hemp ethanol/methanol – made from the fermented stalk.

To clarify further, ethanol is made from such things as grains, sugars, starches, waste paper and forest products, and methanol is made from woody/pulp matter. Using processes such as gasification, acid hydrolysis and enzymes, hemp can be used to make both ethanol and methanol.

In this day of oil wars, peak oil (and the accompanying soaring prices), climate change and oil spills such as the one in the gulf by BP, it’s more important than ever to promote sustainable alternatives such as hemp ethanol. Hemp turns out to be the most cost-efficient and valuable of all the fuel crops we could grow on a scale that could fuel the world.

And as it turns out, the whole reason for hemp prohibition – and alcohol prohibition – may have been a fuel the realization that OIL production is threatened by any competing fuel source, especially one that requires no modifications to your car!

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http://www.hemp.com/hemp-education/uses-of-hemp/hemp-fuel/

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Le Taz Hot Sep 2014 OP
Cayenne Sep 2014 #1
Le Taz Hot Sep 2014 #2
Cayenne Sep 2014 #7
SoLeftIAmRight Sep 2014 #4
eppur_se_muova Sep 2014 #5
intaglio Sep 2014 #6
logosoco Sep 2014 #3

Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 10:09 AM

1. Consumes too much water

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Response to Cayenne (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 10:23 AM

2. Hemp has no problem growing

with grey water.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 01:35 PM

7. Corn alcohol requires 140 part water to make 1 part fuel

Not sure how much for hemp but it is an important figure that has to be considered.

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Response to Cayenne (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 11:33 AM

4. nope

 

no no no

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Response to Cayenne (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 12:29 PM

5. Yeah, that's why it's so hard to grow in Afghanistan ...

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Response to Cayenne (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 12:52 PM

6. You are thinking about the retting process to abstract fibre

There are other methods

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 11:01 AM

3. People many years from now are really going to wonder, even more than we do today,

why our society held onto the use of oil when there were so many better alternatives. I don't understand why the oil people have so much sway. Yes, it's the money, but surely those politicians have to know that they are hurting their grandchildren in ways that money is not going to fix or protect.

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