Hemp a Cheap Alternative To Fossil Fuels

Hemp a Cheap Alternative To Fossil Fuels
Posted by CN Staff on October 12, 2007 at 05:48:34 PT
By Ian Haines
Source: News Record
Ohio -- With an election just around the corner in 2008 we as young Americans are most concerned with our futures as well as the next generation. Hot topics on Capitol Hill are global warming, dependence on foreign fuels and the search for a renewable fuel source. All of which could be solved with the utilization of hemp.In July 2005, Cornell University published a study saying it is not economical to produce ethanol or biodiesel from corn and other crops. The study confirmed what other studies have shown in the past. 
The vegetable sources that are currently (legally) available are insufficient. Hemp is the only proven source for economical biomass fuels. Biomass is the term used to describe all biologically produced matter, according to Lynn Osburn, the author of Energy Farming in America. She also writes methanol powered automobiles and reduced emissions from coal-fired power plants can be accomplished by biomass conversion to fuel utilizing pyrolysis technology, and at the same time save the American family farm while turning the American heartland into a prosperous source of clean energy production. Pyrolysis refers to the rapid thermal decomposition of biomass and organic compounds in the absence of oxygen to produce liquids, gases and char (also called flash pyrolysis).The hemp crop itself would not only provide cleaner air and, once converted into fuel, burn cleaner, but it would also provide more economic stability for our countries farmers. Osburn writes, "Farmers must be allowed to grow an energy crop capable of producing 10 tons per acre in 90 to 120 days. It must be able to grow in all climactic zones in America."Hemp is drought resistant, making it an ideal crop in the dry western regions of the country. Hemp is the only biomass resource capable of making America energy independent. And our government outlawed it in 1938."The argument against hemp production does not hold up to scrutiny: hemp grown for biomass makes very poor grade marijuana," according to HEMP Q & A at The Ohio State University. "The 20 to 40 million Americans who smoke marijuana would loath to smoke hemp grown for biomass, so a farmer's hemp biomass crop is worthless as marijuana.""When farmers can make a profit growing energy, it will not take long to get six percent of continental American land mass into cultivation of biomass fuel- enough to replace our economy's dependence on fossil fuels," Osburn said. "The threat of global greenhouse warming and adverse climactic change will diminish. To keep costs down, pyrolysis reactors need to be located close to the energy farms. This necessity will bring life back to our small towns by providing jobs locally." Hemp is the number one biomass producer on Earth. This energy crop can be harvested with equipment readily available. It can be "cubed" by modifying hay-cubing equipment. This method condenses the bulk, reducing trucking costs from the field to the reactor. And the biomass cubes are ready for conversion with no further treatment, according to Osburn.Hemp provides jobs, renewing the economic prosperity of farmers. Hemp is also a clean and efficient renewable fuel source, while still keeping the main concern at bay. As always, the power of this nation is in the hands of its people and it is time for this nation to flourish under the legalization of industrial hemp, as it did in the past. Note: Industrialized hemp would alleviate oil dependency, raise farm profit.Newshawk: Sinsemilla Jones Source: News Record, The (U of Cincinnati, OH Edu)Author: Ian HainesPublished: October 8, 2007Copyright: 2007 The News RecordWebsite: opinion.newsrecord gmail.comCannabisNews Hemp Archives
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on October 14, 2007 at 09:42:03 PT
Snipped Source: Hemp: The Little Weed That Could 
October 14, 2007
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Comment #4 posted by Richard Zuckerman on October 14, 2007 at 09:15:22 PT:
Too bad California Governor Arnold S. vetoed the Hemp Bill. Too bad Congressman Ron Paul's "Industrial Hemp Farming Act fo 2007" has not gone anywhere. We need to rid this country of the Rockefeller/Bush/Pharamaceutical/Oil/Prison Industrial Complex, so we can finally survive in peace!!Why do Americans vote for GOP candidates who contiue to allow Mercury in vaccines, Mercury in "silver" dental fillings, industrial grade Fluoride in our drinking water [By the way, people, we Fluoride also comes from the combustion of fossil fuel! Betcha didn't know that!?], deny medical "Marijuana"; Deny us pharmaceutical drugs from Canada, but we can get it from China, the adulterated variety, of course [assuming you people have been watching Lou Dobbs,, on CNN, at 6 P.M. {EST], daily!!! This morning, at the Englishtown Flea Market, an old friend of mine complains that Congressman Ron Paul would not make a good U.S. President because he is too "isolationist" because bringing the troops home and placing their heads in the sand would inevitably bring "terrorists" [He did not mention UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT!!!] to blow us up!!Congressman Ron Paul may not win the Presidential Election because people will vote for GOP candidates who put on a good act. For example, Hillary Clinton says the free trade agreements should be gauged by how well the middle class Americans survive; But she supported the war in Iran. She is as much a flip flop as Republicans. There is not ten cents worth of difference between Democrats and Republicans. Otherwise, Bush, Cheney, and Henry Paulson, would have been IMPEACHED by now! PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO IMPEACH THEM ON; Local incumbents now have a television commercial calling for their re-election. This is the only time I see them. My letters to one of them, Robert "Bob" Smith, Chairman, New Jersey State Senate Environment Committee, has not responded to my letters asking for a Hemp Bill to be sponsored in New Jersey! One of the local Assembly members, Joseph Egan, is another slug, who is a dual public officer holder as a Councilman for The [sanctuary city for illegal immigrants] City Of New Brunswick, New Jersey, and apparently has been grandfathered in to allow it to continue after the recent passage of a N.J. State law outlawing dual office holding! The other local Assembly member, Upendra Chivukula, is another slug. None of these three State legislators has responded to any of my letters calling for Hemp, medical "Marijuana", banning Mercury from vaccines and "silver" dental fillings, even after N.J. Governor Jon Corzine [who may be a Bilderberg, considering he had been CEO of Goldman Sachs] signed a few Bills into law giving large amount of money to Rutgers University to research the cause of Autism; banning Fluoride from our drinking water and food substances, amending N.J.S.A. 2C:1-4.b to require a municipal court defendant to be provided a trial by JURY, to require municipal court judges to be appointed by the Governor instead of being hired by local politicans, to stop police perjury, to fund weight rooms for the local folks to pump iron at cut rate costs in municipal recreation centers. Yet, New Jersey people continue to vote for these tax and spend pigs!!The Healthy Hemp Bread prices have gone up, too. Paul Zuckerman, P.O. Box 159, Metuchen, N.J., 08840-0159, richardzuckerman2002,, 
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Comment #3 posted by mayan on October 12, 2007 at 15:52:57 PT
Doesn't Fit The Plan
Hemp could make America prosperous but the fascists must destroy America in order to usher us into the NWO.SHADOW OF THE SWASTIKA: The Real Reason the Government Won't Debate Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Re-legalization:
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Comment #2 posted by afterburner on October 12, 2007 at 07:51:28 PT
Great Hemp Hope
CN ON: Great Hemp Hope, NOW Magazine, (11 Oct 2007) Excerpt: "When neighbourhood farms [growing hemp as they already can in Canada as well as in China] can produce transportation fuel, wood finish, paper and animal feed as well as premium human foods, we are enroute to agro-ecology, the next revolution in agriculture."
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on October 12, 2007 at 06:06:20 PT
Off Topic: Another Raid in California
Feds Raid Downtown L.A. Medical Marijuana Dispensary,1,1618739.story?ctrack=1&cset=true
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