We've got a lot of problems in the world and hemp biofuel could fix a lot of them. Unfortunately, our politicians and corporations are colluding to keep hemp illegal.
Hemp is industrial cannabis. It has extremely low THC and is used in thousands of things. So what does our braniacs in Washington D.C. do?
They outlaw it.
Hey, I have an idea: how about we stop using a major food source as fuel and replace it with something that produces clean charcoal, And can be converted to biodeisel and cellulosic ethanol.
The idea of corn biofuel is horribly misguided and should be stopped immediately.
You would be amazed at how much corn is used in just about everything we eat. And the subsidies given to corn farmers and increased demand to grow fuel has reduced the supply and raised the price of corn for people in poorer countries who rely on corn for food. Unfortunately, a lot if not most corn in the U.S. contains Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). But that's another story for another time.
In our desire to show how "socially responsible," we are and hope to atone for our environmental sins, we are starving the poorest, most vulnerable populations in the world. And it's not even efficient! Corn ethanol is a negative energy producer AND it reduces mileage by about 4%. Doesn't sound like a lot. Until you start thinking about how many times you use your car. Day after day. . . commuting to and from work 10x a week. Sitting in bumper to bumper traffic fricking everywhere when I'm trying to get across town for an appointment. Which happened to me today. 4% of that bulls**t twice a day? NO THANKS!
Why not use something that grows fast, enriches soil, creates charcoal, a clean, sulfide-free clean burning fuel? and can be converted into a biofuel that can be used for heating, transportation and basically everything we rely on fossil fuels for.
Apparently not. And we can thank the industrialists of the early 20th century for killing that golden goose.
You know, the oil barons, the lumber barons, the cotton barons. And now we have the big pharma barrons, the big agra barrons, and chemical barrons who are all colluding to keep the competition illegal.
Biomass & Biodiesel
Biologically produced matter is biomass. Hemp biomass can create a clean biodiesel that could be used in any existing diesel engine. It can be used in any ratio as petroleum diesel.
Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel in the US to complete EPA Tier I Health Effects Testing under section 211(b) of the Clean Air Act, which provide the most thorough inventory of environmental and human health effects attributes that current technology will allow.
Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel that runs in any conventional, unmodified diesel engine. It can be stored anywhere that petroleum diesel fuel is stored.
Biodiesel can be used alone or mixed in any ratio with petroleum diesel fuel. The most common hemp biofuel blend is a mix of 20% biodiesel with 80% petroleum diesel, or "B20."
The lifecycle production and use of biodiesel produces approximately 80% less carbon dioxide emissions, and almost 100% less sulfur dioxide.
Combustion of hemp biofuel alone provides over a 90% reduction in total unburned hydrocarbons, and a 75-90% reduction in aromatic hydrocarbons.
Biodiesel further provides significant reductions in particulates and carbon monoxide than petroleum diesel fuel.
Biodiesel provides a slight increase or decrease in nitrogen oxides depending on engine family and testing procedures.
Based on Ames Mutagenicity tests, biodiesel provides a 90% reduction in cancer risks.
Biodiesel is 11% oxygen by weight and contains no sulfur.
The use of hemp biofuels can extend the life of diesel engines because it is more lubricating than petroleum diesel fuel, while fuel consumption, auto ignition, power output, and engine torque are relatively unaffected by biodiesel.
Biodiesel is safe to handle and transport because it is as biodegradable as sugar, 10 times less toxic than table salt, and has a high flashpoint of about 300 F compared to petroleum diesel fuel, which has a flash point of 125 F.
Biodiesel can be made from domestically produced, renewable oilseed crops such as hemp.
Biodiesel is a proven fuel with over 30 million successful US road miles, and over 20 years of use in Europe.
When burned in a diesel engine, biodiesel replaces the exhaust odor of petroleum diesel with the pleasant smell of hemp, popcorn or french fries.
The Congressional Budget Office, Department of Defense, US Department of Agriculture, and others have determined that hemp biofuel is the low cost alternative fuel option for fleets to meet requirements of the Energy Policy Act.
No Blood For Hemp Biofuel
Imagine if the world could grow its own multi-purpose, sustainable fuel source that would replace our dependence on oil? What if America stopped waging illegal war after illegal war to control the world's resources?
"War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small 'inside' group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes."
Major General Butler was approached by a collection of wealthy industrialists, many of whom are opposed to allowing hemp legalization. They wanted Butler to lead a military coup against Franklin Roosevelt. Our government does it all the time. Believe me, do you think Big Oil wants any kind of competition from hemp biofuel?
I am opposed to George W's illegal war on Iraq and I am opposed to Obama's illegal war on Libya. And no matter what anyone says, it's always about the resources, namely oil.