Monthly Archives: April 2008

Out of the lab and into the field

This is a follow up from a previous post about microbes turning heavy oil and coal into methane. An estimated six trillion barrels of oil remain underground because the oil has become either solid or too thick to be brought … Continue reading

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The B.C. connection

There are some great B.C. companies that are doing a lot to clean up the environment, add to fuel choices  and reduce CO2 emissions. Dynamotive Energy Systems uses waste wood and turns it into bio oil and char. It has … Continue reading

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The key is to move fast

There is a solution to all the CO2 being released to the atmosphere by rotting beetle killed pine in B.C.. See previous post. But as the report says "the key is to move fast". Efforts described in this report would  … Continue reading

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Hey B.C.

Here is something you can do with all that beetle killed pine that will otherwise rot and vent enormous quantities of CO2 into the atmosphere. On April 17, 2008, the world’s reportedly first commercial biomass-to-liquid (BtL) plant opened in Freiberg, … Continue reading

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Why Blame CO2?

Can you see the connection between CO2 and temperature?

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B.C. carbon tax a joke

The amount of CO2 coming from decaying beetle killed pine is so huge it makes a joke out of efforts to curb CO2 emissions by taxing fossil fuels. VANCOUVER — The tiny mountain pine beetle has transformed British Columbia’s vast … Continue reading

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Icons of global warming

There are two icons that have captured the imagination for global warming. One is the "hockey stick graph" which showed a dramatic uptick in temperatures at the end of the last century. Although the graph was debunked there have been … Continue reading

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