May 18, 2012
These are the visions of a Suburban Renaissance Man who sat one day upon his deck listening to the frogs in the lake. Upon deep reflections of many matters he soon found himself seeking a number of mutually dependent outcomes, all fused together into a workable Plan, including:
- 1) increase employment for Department of Cleaning workers, who are men from the county work farm who wear orange coveralls with the letters DOC printed on the uniform. These Department of Cleaning workers are hired by the city to go about in the woods surrounding the city lakes and:
- exercise the authority granted unto them by the city forester
- remove anything dangerous to the public including any imported noxious weed trees (like buckthorn) blocking the new growth of Minnesota ancestral woods
- remove poisonous plants
- remove plants with painful stickers
- pick up trash
- improve pathways
- generally make the lakeshore more habitable to wild life and photographers
- 2) organize lakeshore homeowners to hire the City of Woodbury forester and DOC crew to remove buckthorn and such items as they deem worthy of cutting down, chipping up, and hauling to the local Biomass Input Facility
- 3) help build a local community biomass and coal gasification plant which produces enough liquid fuel to satisfy the needs of about fifty thousand (50K) humans
Upon returning to the singing of the frogs on the lake, which had prompted the man’s digression into the lakeshore homeowners needs of the city pursuant to maintaining the lakeshore in a manner conducive to wildlife and photographers, the man pondered the matter further and began to wonder where does the buckthorn and bio-mass go when they enter the gasification plant?
Where the Bio-mass Goes During Gasification
It turns out the biomass is shredded, pulverized, and gasified, along with sewage, coal powder, and other such hydrocarbon chains chains, down into hydrogen atoms and carbon monoxide molecules . . . but hold on there anybody that interested can go read about it at wikipedia. See wikipedia/Gasification.
The best peaceengine article to date is peaceengine.com/coal to liquid fuel plastics and concrete.
Gasification is a thermo-chemical process in which carbonaceous (carbon-rich) feedstocks such as coal, petro-coke, or biomass are converted into a gas consisting of hydrogen and carbon monoxide (and lesser amounts of carbon dioxide and other trace gases) under oxygen depleted, high pressure, high-heat and/or steam conditions. The resulting gaseous compound is called Syngas.