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I thought this was of interest:
Wood Waste to Biofuel Goes Commercial

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It is interesting and it sounds promising. The development of alternative fuels takes us one step closer to eliminating our dependence on foreign oil. In addition it is using a variety of waste materials to produce the fuel which eliminates the disposal problem inherent with the waste. Sounds like a win-win situation.
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Yes, it does sound promising. But part way thru the video I am certain I heard the word 'investment'. Sounds like they may still be looking for money.

Personally, I think the federal gubmint should get involved in alternate energy sources. By giving a lot of colleges $50,000 seed money, say, to devote exclusively to alternate energy research. Maybe a cash prize for the college with the best idea. Make it a yearly competition. Hey, it would mean that Biden would have to cut down on h is weekend vactions, but so what.

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In the Northwest here, I think they should use "Scotch Broom," which here is a predatory transient weed (invasive species) that got loose, went out-of-control and took over. Many oils in that. It's thought about more in California, where, since dryer there, is a fire hazard. Would give control of that desirable. Like give scotch broom a harvest price (bounty) and it might eventually get under control again.

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In the west, Colorado and Wyoming and part of Montana is being overrun by the Pine Bark Beetle. Unfortunately they will not let it be logged, so after all the damage is done they are selling the dead trees to wood pellet companies for heating your house. I use just about 5 tons a year to heat my house running 3 pellet stoves. The only bad thing is pellets keep going up each year. When I first started it was $3.75 a bag (40lbs) now it is well over $5.00 a bag now. Last year it cost just over $1000 to heat the house with pellets plus $250 a month for electricity (All electric home no natural gas in our town). Oh the joy of living in cold country.

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Bruce-

You know, you might be a candidate for a pellet press. Also called a pellet mill. Looks like a sausage grinder kind of dies.. To make your own fuel peelts, pellet type animal bedding, animal feed...

Could be sourced from your sawdust and shavings...

If someone got one, would that mean they would be forced to do "more" woodworking to keep warm?

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