Ensyn has mastered its RTPTM (Rapid Thermal Processing) technology to convert lignocellulosic biomass such as wood and agriculture waste to its key cellulosic biofuel product named RFOTM (Renewable fuel Oil). RFO has many applications. Ensyn has been selling this liquid as heating fuels that directly displaces petroleum based heating fuels and as feedstock for production of renewable chemicals. Now RFO has find its application as renewable feedstock for conventional petroleum refineries.
Hal Berton has an article on one of the actions post Hazel/Oso Landslide that has taken place: seattletimes.state-tackles-steep-challenges-to-step-up-logging-oversight. Below are a couple of DEM images of the bench areas above the Town of Concrete that were mentioned in the article. There have been some slides around the perimeters of these terraces.I was up on a valley side terrace in a different valley this week. Nice level ground for logging operations with a stand of third growth
A guest post of sorts* from a group of prominent economists here in the western United States questioning the findings in a widely quoted report (pdf here) by a group from Arizona State about the potential economic impact if the Colorado River went dry: *********** A January 14th article in the Wall Street Journal reported ...Continue reading ‘Exaggerated Impacts of Unrealistic Water Shortages’ »
There are multiple lines of evidence that an animal-based diet best supports human brain development in infants and young children.In brief / contentsHuman fetuses and infants rely on ketones for brain building.Weaning onto meat increases brain growth.The brain is an energy-intensive organ that required an animal-based diet to evolve.Because humans wean early, and human brain growth is extended past weaning, the post-weaning diet must support fetal-like brain growth.A high-fat animal-based