Elizabeth Priddy on thu 13 apr 06
....the only way that using wood is cost effective is
as an industrial byproduct. We use over 10 cords a
year to heat our house, shop, sauna and two
greenhouses in the Spring. Right now the dollar value
of fuel wood is $165/cord
right. or from storm debris, gleaned au naturale as
it occurs. here, even in a season with no hurricanes,
the nor'easters will provide plenty. I will be able
to fire a small wood kiln without even owning a chain
saw. I couldn't do this anywhere else. And as long
as I am here, I might as well exploit my environment
than try and fight it. Which doesn't make the
technology I am developing irrelevant for other
places, there are pallets being discarded in every
industrial area in the country. a drive and a truck
and some physical labor breaking them down is the
Hydro power makes a LOT more sense for you.
I am glad this thread has gotten some people thinking.
It is amazing what many minds working on the same
bits and pieces can come up with.
Beaufort, NC - USA
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lee love on fri 14 apr 06
--- In email@example.com, Elizabeth Priddy wrote:
> right. or from storm debris, gleaned au naturale as
> it occurs. here, even in a season with no hurricanes,
> the nor'easters will provide plenty. I will be able
> to fire a small wood kiln without even owning a chain
Every city could run a cogeneration plant like what they have in
St. Paul. It produces electricity and hot water heat, making the
city near energy self sufficient. They burn trimmings that would be
burnt as trash anyway. They do it in a highly efficent, low
My electric chainsaw is mostly for cutting wood for the
woodstove. I cut most of the kiln wood with a radial saw. Genveive
and Euan are using recycled tobacco leaf palates that are cut down
buy the recycler and can be used without any further cutting. The
tobacco wood smells great!
St. Paul Cogeneration info below:
Construction of a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant located
adjacent to District Energy St. Paul's downtown facility was completed
in spring 2003. The CHP plant simultaneously produces heat and
electricity making it more than twice as efficient as energy plants
that only generate electricity. It is fueled by clean wood waste, a
plentiful, renewable local resource. Burning 280,000 tons of wood
waste annually, this wood-fired, CHP plant is the largest in the
United States serving a district energy system.
Lee In Mashiko, Japan
"Really theire is no East, no West,
Where then is the South and the North?
Illusion makes the world close in,
Enlightenment opens it on every side."
--Inscription inside Japanese Pligrim's Hat