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  •  Biochar (0+ / 0-)

    Obviously, you're very interested in these topics. By me answering your questions, one at a time, you'll never get the level of mastery you're seeking, and I'll run out of patience.

    These are pretty sophisticated topics. There is a LOT written in the open literature. If you've gotten through two semesters of freshman chemistry, I think you'll be able to comprehend most of it. (If you haven't then that's where I'd suggest you start.) Just keep reading, and you'll learn. There's no shortcut, though- it takes a lot of time, measured in years, not days, to become proficient in these topics.

    Good luck!

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    The NRA doesn't represent the interests of gun owners. So why are you still a member?

    by ChuckInReno on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 03:44:28 AM PDT

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      ... since, this is an issue of the relative pricing, since on a patent search aimed at torreffied wood, the majority of the ash content can be removed from powdered torrefied wood by mechanical means.

      The specific problem at hand seems to be less severe than the problems of disposal of coal ash, except that part of the costs of the disposal of coal ash are allowed to be externalized, so this point appears to be pointing out that while existing coal-fired power plants can be powered entirely by cleaner burning biocoal, it will be less labor intensive if it is done with a pre-processing step that removes much of the non carbon ash content.

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      by BruceMcF on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 03:49:41 PM PDT

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