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Carbon negative, revenue positive energy (with a raft of associated benefits) - why isn’t it at the top of the priority list for global warming mitigation?


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Here's a cool article. I'm engaged with LANL to take advantage of NM Small Business Assistance program project to do this at a new PV array next to Northern New Mexico College, where our first Biochar+Energy Systems demonstration is.

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Actually I am interested, and I even have a degree in Biology with a specialization in Systems Ecology. So I know quite a lot about different substances moving between natural compartments. You are right that anything increasing carbon content in the soil using biomass to run it, would be a net negative carbon process. So why isn't everybody doing it? Are there scaling problems perhaps? Produced energy distribution problems?

I am cheering for you to solve those problems, and once you do I bet capitalism will jump on it in a very big way.


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This just opened up in New Mexico.
Senator Heinrich's office sent me the notice, it could be just the thing I need to take the Biochar+Energy Systems to the next level. I posted my application this morning.


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That sounds right up your alley, but what clean energy goes through a pipeline?

Do they need advice on purification of biochar with a fluidized bed separation system? The wood ash pile experiment yielded black gold and a cloud of dust! Hi Ho Silver away. Best done outside! hitsfan

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Originally Posted by TatumAH
Do they need advice on purification of biochar with a fluidized bed separation system? The wood ash pile experiment yielded black gold and a cloud of dust! Hi Ho Silver away. Best done outside! hitsfan
Did you consider a fluid bed separation system? (As in water?)


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Since I already have samples oven dried and ground to sieve size, I thought I would try a pilot experiment with air fluidization first as its less messy and already dry. I'm using old 4ft fluorescent light tubes after opening them, outside, and removed the phosphors from the inside by just shaking ThumbsUp with wet sand. Need to find my 2.5ft test tube brush, the 1.5 ft.brush left the central area with phosphor A couple of rubber stoppers, screen and a low pressure air supply and I will be able to see it the patented method works.
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/a2/f1/d1/cea04e2c6c0968/US20110042277A1.pdf

The grey ash is very light and fluffy and hangs in the air.

That air method just leaves the rocks on the bottom and harvests the upper layer with ash and biochar. Then you turn up the air velocity and the ash floats up and away. I dont really care if there is still some sand/rock in the prep but would like to take off the ash, which should be mostly oxides and carbonates. It might be simple to dissolve the ash in weak acid. Time will tell what is easier. Im only working with 50ml volumes of dry powders.
I have two samples from this falls burn and one is considerably darker, and had more little charcoal fragments that need a little mortar grinding. The pile had already been rained on a bit so I figure potassium is mostly gone, but I will check it just out of interest, and it's a simple potassium selective electrode assay i use for my own K+ levels.

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Originally Posted by TatumAH
Since I already have samples oven dried and ground to sieve size, I thought I would try a pilot experiment with air fluidization first as its less messy and already dry. I'm using old 4ft fluorescent light tubes after opening them, outside, and removed the phosphors from the inside by just shaking ThumbsUp with wet sand. Need to find my 2.5ft test tube brush, the 1.5 ft.brush left the central area with phosphor A couple of rubber stoppers, screen and a low pressure air supply and I will be able to see it the patented method works.
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/a2/f1/d1/cea04e2c6c0968/US20110042277A1.pdf

The grey ash is very light and fluffy and hangs in the air.

That air method just leaves the rocks on the bottom and harvests the upper layer with ash and biochar. Then you turn up the air velocity and the ash floats up and away. I dont really care if there is still some sand/rock in the prep but would like to take off the ash, which should be mostly oxides and carbonates. It might be simple to dissolve the ash in weak acid. Time will tell what is easier. Im only working with 50ml volumes of dry powders.
I have two samples from this falls burn and one is considerably darker, and had more little charcoal fragments that need a little mortar grinding. The pile had already been rained on a bit so I figure potassium is mostly gone, but I will check it just out of interest, and it's a simple potassium selective electrode assay i use for my own K+ levels.

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