Hemp – The Best Biomass Energy Around!


Energy. We all use energy, and NEED it. There are many forms of energy. Some are clean and healthy for the environment, some are not.

There are 2 sources of energy – non-renewable and renewable.

Non-renewable sources of energy include fossil fuels and uranium (which is not a fossil fuel). Combustive fossil fuels emit dangerous elements into the air and environment – sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. These are products that are the cause of pollution and acid rain.

Renewable sources of energy include hydropower, geothermal, solar, and biomass. These create less pollution and are cleaner to process.

Let’s look at biomass. Biomass, renewable energy, is biological material from living or recently living organisms. It can be used directly or converted to create other forms of energy. Examples of biomass are wood, crops, food waste, vegetable oils, and hemp.

In the 1900s Henry Ford, and others, realized the importance of using biomass as energy and fuel as opposed to using fossil energy. Henry Ford grew his own hemp, built a hemp car, and processed hemp fuel for his car – his dream was to have hemp fuel (a renewable, clean energy)  replace fossil fuel (a non-renewable less clean energy).

“Henry Ford recognized that up to 90 percent of all fossil fuel used inthe world today (coal, oil, natural gas, etc.) should long ago have been replaced with biomass such as: cornstalks, cannabis, waste paper and the like. Biomass can be converted to methane, methanol or gasoline at a fraction of the current cost of oil, coal, or nuclear energy – especially when environmental costs are factored in – and its mandated use would end acid rain, end sulfur- based smog, and reverse the Greenhouse Effect on our planet – right now!*
*Government and oil and coal companies, etc., will insist that burning biomass fuels is no better than using up our fossil fuel reserves, as far as pollution goes; but this is patently untrue. Why? Because, unlike fossil fuels, biomass comes from living (not extinct) plants that continue to remove carbon dioxide pollution from our atmosphere as they grow, through photosynthesis. Furthermore, biomass fuels do not contain sulfur. This can be accomplished if hemp is grown for biomass and then converted through pyrolysis (charcoalizing) or biochemical composting into fuels to replace fossil fuel energy products.*
*Remarkably, when considered on a planet-wide, climate-wide, soil-wide basis, cannabis is at least four and possibly many more times richer in sustainable, renewable biomass/cellulose potential than its nearest rivals on the planet – cornstalks, sugarcane, kenaf trees, etc.” (The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer)

It is a known fact that hemp cleans the air as it grows, and cleans the soil as well. Hemp is carbon negative. (Fossil fuels are NOT.)

Ethanol and Methanol can be produced from hemp, and these fuels are cleaner. They produce less carbon monoxide than fossil fuels and have a higher octane.

In the past, wood was used for cooking fuel and heating fuel. However, the deforestation lowers the air quality (as well as the burning of the wood fuel). It takes 20-40 years for a new crop of trees to be at the harvestable age.

Hemp, however, produces approximately 2-3 crops per year; it is 77% cellulose (trees are 60%) and hemp. It is a known fact that hemp cleans the air as it grows, and cleans the soil as well. Hemp is also carbon negative.

It makes sense, from an environmental point of view as well as a health point of view, that hemp should be used as a clean, renewable source of energy.

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