Hemp, a clean Renewable fuel source

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    Chapter 9: Clean Renewable Fuel

    Farming only 6% of the continental U.S. with biomass would provide all of America’s oil and gas energy needs, thus ending our dependence on fossil fuels. Hemp is the number one net biomass source on Earth: capable of producing 10 tons per acre in four months.

    THIS from WIKI: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp]


    The decision of the United States Congress to pass the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act was based in part on testimony derived from articles in newspapers owned by William Randolph Hearst, who had significant financial interests in the timber industry, which manufactured his newsprint. The background material also included that from 1880 to 1933 the hemp grown in the United States had declined from 15,000 to 1,200 acres (4.9 kmĀ²), and that the price of line hemp had dropped from $12.50 per pound in 1914 to $9.00 per pound in 1933.[19][20] In 1935, however, hemp would also make a significant rebound.[20] Hearst began a campaign against hemp, and published stories in his newspapers associating hemp with marijuana[21] and attacking marijuana usage.[22] As a result of the act, the production and use of hemp was discontinued.
     
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    i wasnt even aware that hemp had such a high cellulose content. thanks for pointing this out
     
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    I couldn't believe the strength of the fibers, wow! If you see Hemp Revolution, though it's a bit wacky here and there, it'll likely surprise you.

    ~And you're welcome.
     
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    If you run out of fuel, can you scrape the tank?
     
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    I find it amazing that we aren't allowed to harvest our forests, but people think it's okay to mow them down, plant pot, and harvest that.
     
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    I believe trees have a higher cellulose content...
     
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    Not where I'm at.

    I wonder what percentage of the land would we really need? We had some 8,000 hemp plantations here at one time. Before Hearst did his thing.

    I wonder what freaks would rather pepper the country with Nuclear plants...
     
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    pot and hemp arent the same. and where was the suggestion to cut down all the forests for hemp? it actually can be used as a replacement for lumber in many cases.

    Hemp

    Farmers sue DEA for right to grow industrial hemp - CNN.com
     
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    and much less renewable--at least quickly--resource.
     

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