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Now Do You Get It? by poasterchild Now Do You Get It? by poasterchild
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Kdick0987654321 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Sad but true.
ambou Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
This is brillliant! Have you heard about Henry Ford's hemp car that also ran on hemp fuel? Hemp produces around 4 times more cellulose per acre than trees apparently. I am not as well-versed as you on the topic of alternative fuels so I would like to hear your opinion on it. Hemp also has hundreds of other uses, but that's a whole other topic. Big fan of your work. :3
poasterchild Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Actually, the advantage of hemp over hardwoods or switchgrass is greater than that. Here in Virginia, one can reliably expect to harvest 5 to 6 dry tons of biomass per acre per year from these two sources (it will vary depending on the region of the country and the exact species of trees involved). Hemp, on the other hand, will yield 22 dry tons per acre per year, but, again here in Virginia, one can generate two such harvests per year, or, 44 dry tons per acre per year -- an advantage more like 7 to 1. See also: [link], and especially the commentary attached to [link].
ambou Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Whoa even better. Thanks for the linkage and sharing your art and your activist spirit. Here's hoping hemp makes a big comeback!
southernob Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
man, I love this, good job point out some obvious yet so inconvenient truth...
CitrineG Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
an excellent reason to go green!
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