Chris LaRose 
Member since Jul 16, 2012

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Re: “Lawrence just became the epicenter of the ethanol debate

When Henry Ford produced his first automobile it was designed to run on Alcohol (Ethanol) that wasn't produced from corn. It was produced from HEMP. Hemp as a bio-fuel makes total sense. I've seen estimates that an acre of hemp can produce up to 18 tons of bio-mass, and hemp has up to 70% fiber that can be converted into ethanol. We need to remember the past, learn from the mistakes made 70 years ago and bring back the hemp industry. Ford's idea was to "Grow" a vehicle for the American public. He designed body panes made from hemp plastics that deflected hits from a crowbar, no scratch, no dent, the crowbar just bounced off the door pane. This industry, if revived, could not only provide fuel for our cars, the seed is said to be "a wonder seed" that contains many essential oils and antioxidents that our bodies need. It could end the destruction of our forests because hemp paper is superior to woodpulp paper. It's cheaper to produce, uses few chemicles to produce, it lasts longer and it doesn't yellow with age, it too will grow on marginal land, it requires NO pesticides or herbicides to grow, and it can grow just about anywhere. Ethanol from hemp could very well be our way out of dependence on gasoline produced from petroleum oil (foreign or domestic) and help to reverse the damage to our enviroment that it's use and production has produced.

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Posted by Chris LaRose on 07/16/2012 at 9:55 PM

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