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, Saxony in Eastern Germany. The owner company Choren Industries GmbH projects that it will take 8 to 12 months for the plant to reach its full annual capacity of 18 million liters. The plant will run on forest residue wood and waste timber.  …

The Choren project is the most commercially advanced of several research and development activities in Germany for BtL production. Choren produces BtL with the Carbo-V ® process and calls its fuel “SunDiesel®”. Choren cooperates with the car manufacturers Daimler and Volkswagen which have tested the fuel in their cars. Source: http://www.ihb.de/wood/news/Biomass-to-Liquid_biofuel_Germany_16872.html

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