What is the most consumed source of energy?
A: Glucose (sugar)
Roughly, a tree is 50% sugar. So why do we not talk about the real source of renewable energy. Plant life. Farmers and loggers provide the largest volume of Green Jobs, but are termed a blight on the land. Non-food Biomass conversion into ethanol and diesel is our only near term solution for rural transportation needs.
60% of Oregon is owned and controlled by public domain but is being more and more controlled by 1% of the people (environmentalists). Most Oregonians I speak to are conservationists and want to live in balance with nature, not to turn 2/3s of the State into a Preserve. This is a terrible waste of valuable resources for our people. For the most part we cut down the junk forest and burn it in place or let it burn uncontrollable because over fuel load conditions, which is going directly into the atmosphere. The biomass community is on the cusps of creating ethanol for $.81 per gallon from non food sources.
2. What is the largest source of power to create biomass?
A: Solar Power
So if we want to be good stewards of resources solar biomass production is our most efficient means to convert the sun into liquid fuel.
Problem; most of the high tech batteries required for the electric cars is made with heavy metals and come from some of the most dangerous places in the world. We will be trading one war for another as we compete for more and more scarce resources.
Solution: Support your local farmer and logger with the latest conversion technology available.
It appears that when one mentions Green they think of solar, wind or remodeling jobs. The problem is the lack of liquid renewable fuel.
Tim Moles Oregon State
posted 4 years, 2 months ago
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