Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ameren announces renewable energy partnership | Biomass

Ameren announces renewable energy partnership

    Ameren Missouri announced a three-way partnership with ECAP, LLC and Enginuity in an effort to provide an additional source of energy for Missouri using corn and other agricultural biomass.
ECAP is an organization comprised of more than 500 Missouri farmers, which provides the resource material to make producing the renewable energy possible. ECAP provides corn for the Missouri-based Laddonia Ethanol plant, which uses the material to make ethanol for fueling cars. Now the organization is moving to provide the same type of raw biomass, which includes stalks, shucks and infected corn, to make a coal-like fuel to provide energy in Missouri, said Warren Wood, vice president of External Affairs for Ameren Missouri.
Ameren uses wind farms in Iowa and other out-of-state fuel to provide power generation in Missouri, but turning to the biomass fuel would reduce Missouri’s reliance on fuels produced outside the state, according to a press release.
“It’s a great way to develop the economy in Missouri and keep Missouri dollars here,” Wood said.
Enginuity will provide the technology required to turn the biomass into the coal-like fuel, which is a process that turns raw seed stalk into the renewable energy in three minutes using friction and compression, Enginuity CEO Nancy Hyman said.
During the process, the fuel created from the biomass is blended with coal before boiling, which reduces emission and greenhouse gas generation, Hyman said. Using the blended fuel reduces the amount of carbon dioxide released into the environment because the biomass fuel is carbon negative.
Blending the new fuel with coal also keeps the process relatively inexpensive because coal is a cheap source of fuel and stretches the biomass material.
“The goal is to diversify our fuel portfolios by blending the biomass with coal to reduce green house gas emissions,” Hyman said.
Small scale tests have already taken place, but a large-scale burn hasn’t yet been scheduled, Wood said. However, the fuel has reacted favorably and better than other biomass fuels created by other companies, he added.
“If it continues to appear favorable and comes at a competitive price point and doesn’t cause rates to go up in a significant way, then we can see this as an opportunity for a Missouri-based sustainable fuel that would meet our interest to provide cleaner fuel to customers and provide revenue stream to rural and agricultural communities in Missouri,” Wood said.
To make sure the fuel burned effectively, Enginuity and Ameren had to observe how the fuel burned when it was mixed with coal and if it created enough energy in relation to the amount of ash it produced during the burn. Enginuity worked for more than three years to produce the fuel by chemically and physically changing the biomass so it burned similarly to coal.
“When the problem presents itself, usually the solution makes itself evident as well,” Hyman said.
As the partnership grows Wood and Hyman believe the process would expand the utility industry and provide a significant trade business opportunity for Missouri while also expanding Missouri’s job market. Although a permanent plant site for the process hasn’t been selected, the partners believe future facilities would develop approximately 180 jobs and create a $40 million annual impact on the rural economy, according to the release.
Enginuity has already taken its process to international ventures in parts of Europe and Asia, Hyman said. She expects their process, which is the first of its kind in the U.S., will expand the biomass industry.
“It represents major utilities adopting biomass for renewable energy,” Hyman said. “We’re happy to be the bridge technology to enable us to move forward.”


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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Inventions Are For Farmers not BigBusiness




I will my Inventions & Process (for the World) before I let any company steal them. via: @StLHandyMan
Before I let some big company steal my Hemp Processing Inventions that are for the Farmers.  I will open source the invention to the World.
I did not invent these inventions for big business to take the power away from the Farmer.

My inventions put the power in the Farmers hands by eliminating the:

 Multi Million Dollar Hemp Processing Facility costs that add to the price of the end materials, which are prohibitive for low price end product sales.  

My Inventions are not for some giant company to steal a Farmers rightful and much deserved income potential.  Which is why I've designed the Mobile Hemp Processing machines to work on existing Ag based machines that most farmers utilize in their daily activities.  



It all starts on the Farm.  
Added After Posting 8/15/2015 4:36pm Central: Stage 1 of The Custom Designed & Fabricated Main Parts needed to modify existing 
with your Labor to install the Parts.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

FEDS SHOULD AMEND MARIJUANA AND HEMP LAWS






In recent years, marijuana and hemp have been very much on the NCSL's radar, for reasons described on an overview page devoted to the subjects. The following passage about 2015 cannabis proposals references legislation put forward in a slew of states:
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hemp Mobile Processing Solves Infastructure Issue

MOhemp Energy solves the lack of infastructure mentioned in this article interview by Treehugger and Hempitecure.  And will allow the Farmers to earn the money a factory would on the end product sales.  


Multi-million dollar Hemp Processing Factory's are not needed.


Hempitecture @hempitecture 

A design based startup focused on natures most rapidly renewable resource, industrial #hemp.



Mead: It is difficult to say how the cost of hemp construction will change once domestic hemp is produced. There is critical infrastructure needed to get industrial hemp from farm to building material, primarily a processing facility. The hemp must be decorticated, separating the woody core from the long fibers. The woody core is then used in hempcrete. I believe we are close to realizing an affordable North American hemp source. Our neighbor Canada has long since recognized the incredible potential of industrial hemp, and are currently concluding a multi-million dollar hemp decortication facility, strategically located just north of the US border.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Future Value in the Lignin Market





Lignin Market is Expected to Reach US$ 985.5 Mn in 2023 

Market Research Reports


Posted On Jun 22, 2015
Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled
 “Lignin Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 - 2023.”
According to the report, the global lignin market was valued at US$ 782.3 Mn in 2014 and is anticipated to
reach US$ 985.5 Mn by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of 2.7% from 2015 to 2023. The global lignin
market demand by volume stood at 1115.4 Kilo Tons in 2014.Increase in niche application of lignin
in various fields such as building and construction, agrochemicals, and paints and coatings is contributing
to the growth of the global lignin market. Functional properties offered by lignin is the major factor leading
to high demand for lignin in the market. Usage of lignin as a dispersant, binder, and emulsifying agent
has attracted the attention of major manufacturers in various end-user industries. Additionally, industrial
expansion in developing economies such as Asia Pacific is propelling demand for lignin across the
globe. These factors are likely to drive demand for lignin for applications such as concrete additive,
animal feed, and dye stuff. 
http://mohemp.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-future-value-in-lignin-market.html Lignin Removal Last step MOhemp Energy Mobile Process System
Lignin Removal last step in MOhemp Energy Mobile Processing System














Lignosulfonates account for major share of the global lignin market.
Demand for these sulfur-free lignins is high in the construction industry
due to its high absorbency rate and zeta potential to cement particles.
Lignosulfonates are used on a large scale in the production of cement,
as these reduce the viscosity of slurry by decreasing the amount of water
used in the production of cement. Lignin provides high-performance
concrete strength; thus, it reduces the damage caused by moisture
and acid rain. Hence, high demand for lignin in the building & construction
industry is estimated to boost demand for lignosulfonates globally.
Lignin produced though the kraft pulping process is known as kraft lignin.
This lignin dominates the sulfite pulping process. Kraft lignin
possesses different chemical properties than lignosulfonates. Therefore,
 it is used in the manufacture of dyes and insecticides. Kraft lignin
accounted for more than 5% share of the global lignin market in 2014.
The segment is projected to gain market share during the forecast period.
The others segment (including organosolv) is also likely to drive demand
 for lignin at a steady rate in the near future.


Read full Article here: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/pressrelease/lignin-market.htm
Not Listed on the following chart is how: "Hemp Lignin is being used in Electronics."

Most people don’t understand the truly diverse value of hemp (Cannabis sativa). Cultures have depended on this hardy plant for centuries for clothing, fabric, and paper. Today, it is also used for food, fuel, medicine, building materials, and plastics. Now the energy storage industry is starting to take notice, thanks to new Canadian research that shows supercapacitors with electrodes made from hemp-based carbon nanosheets outperform standard supercapacitors by nearly 200%.

After discussing the Invention process with another StLouis ...

https://plus.google.com/.../posts/AUbftdKKxLy

2 days ago - Scottys Mobile Hemp Processing Equipment and Process of removing the Lignin from the fibers will be Patent Protected. Better safe than sorry when a prior Hemp ...

lignin-market

Graphene, a carbon nanomaterial, is considered to be one of the best materials for supercapicitor electrodes. Graphene is, however, expensive to manufacture, costing as much as $2,000 per gram. Looking for a less-costly solution, researchers at the University of Alberta/National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) NRC, and Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures, led by chemical and materials engineering Professor David Mitlin, developed a process for converting fibrous hemp waste into a unique graphene-like nanomaterial that outperforms graphene. What’s more, it can be manufactured for less than $500 per ton... article link

Multi Million Dollar Hemp Decorticator Plant Video July 27, 2015

The following Youtube video is of a Hemp Factory with a price tag in the multi millions of dollars.  Which is fine if you have multi millions of dollars.  But if you don't I have something coming for you.

I have a few inventions that are geared for use on the Farm that do many of the things this high priced factory does for way way less than multi millions of dollars.

Its never been my goal to borrow millions from the bankers that have held the little man down for so long.  My goals are to help people, not hold them down, or steal their homes from unfair wallstreet and banking practices.

My Goal is to Help the Farmers 
who make our most treasured resource: FOOD.

My inventions will allow Farmers everywhere who want to get in the Industrial Hemp business options.  And that is just what my Mobile Hemp Processing System and Machines will do without having to rob a bank or sign your life away to accomplish.

The machines and equipment I will soon be offering the public will allow the retrofitting of a few parts into existing farm machines.  Farmers will not have to buy new expensive equipment to grow and process hemp at their locations.

This eliminates the carbon created

  • from trucking raw materials to the factory, 
  • eliminating the energy needed to create the products from the raw materials,
  • then trucking the finished products to their destination
The MOhemp Energy Mobile Field Processing System creates the end products on the farm eliminating the first two trips down the road in the above example.  This also ensures the Farmer will receive a good price for the products of their hemp growing efforts.


But don't let me discourage you.  If you want to build a Multi Million Dollar Hemp Plant.  By all means do.  If you do not MOhemp Energy Mobile Hemp Processing Equipment is the solution for you.  Contact Scotty for more info by clicking here or filling in the contact form on the right side of the page.

Just what does a Multi Million Dollar Processing Facility look like?  What the video and see for yourself.






Sunday, August 9, 2015

Who to Trust with Inventions

After discussing the Invention process with another StLouis Inventor over the weekend.  I've decided to protect my inventions with the US Patents Office and will be filling the forms under the Micro Entity Status.

Scottys Mobile Hemp Processing Equipment 
and Process of removing the Lignin 
from the fibers will be Patent Protected.

Scotty @StLHandyMan I don't trust the companies with my
 I'm filing the patent(s) under the w/ USA Patent office. 
Mobile Prcessing 7:31 PM - 9 Aug 2015

Mobile Hemp Processing System Patent Pending

8/9/15 updated mobile hemp processing system patent pending

Patent Pending Mobile Hemp Processing Income Flow Chart

8/9/2015 updated Mobile Hemp Processing Income Producing Flow Chart





Saturday, August 8, 2015

Post Frame Advantage Intro to Hempcrete Building



August 6, 2015

Post Frame Advantage Intro to Hempcrete Building with Post Frame Construction
CC: Greg Blosser, Andrea, Mac, Bruce, Duane, NFBA, Greg Flavall, Adam
Follow Up to email sent Aug 5, 15
Hey @StLHandyMan! We would love to discuss working together.
 Post-Frame Advantage

Email our Communications Manager (Greg Blosser) at glossier@connect2amc.com to see how we can help one another. Thanks for connecting!
Mr G Blosser and Post Frame Advantage,
Background: I've been building and utilizing post frame construction techniques to build economical buildings for awhile now.  This was mostly done in rural america where I grew up.  In drafting college we also utilized this construction technique in a few of the classes.
What I'm writing to you about are some upcoming Green and Sustainable Building Contests in which I will be presenting the "Post Frame Build Principles" that utilizes a natural, sustainable, and highly energy efficient building product called: Hempcrete as the wall system.
I'd love to collaborate with your company on these contests and to promote your Low Lumber requirements for Buildings that don't require slaying so many trees.
Build Green,
Scotty
CC: Bruce
Mr Blosser,
Let me start out by saying I look forward to exploring this building technique that I feel has great potential for future sustainable buildings.  I am in no way pointing out that your company's existing building system is lacking in any way.  I want to introduce you to
(1) a wall system that eats/absorbs the pollution that is causing climate change.
(2) Hempcrete Fire Resistant Home Theory by Scotty Will Hempcrete Save the Day for all future homes located in Fire Prone areas? Yes I believe its possible with Hempcrete and I can't wait to test my ... a theory I've developed that will allow me to build what I believe will be very fire resistant building that could possibly withstand a forest fire.
Afterwards I'll share the information on the contests I will be entering this type of building system in.
What is Hempcrete
First let me introduce you to Hempcrete.  The majority of this information was compiled from the internet and people that have been using hempcrete in the Europe and North America. [1]
  • Hempcrete is a bio-composite made of the inner woody core of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder. The hemp core or “Shiv” has a high silica content which allows it to bind well with lime. This property is unique to hemp among all[2]
  •  Hempcrete is a building material that incorporates hemp into its mixture.Hempcrete is very versatile as it can be used for wall insulation, flooring, walls, roofing and more. It's fire-proof, water-proof, and rot-proof as long as it's above ground[3]
  • Hempcrete is a natural, energy efficient building and insulating product[4]
This is the first Hempcrete Home that was built in America[8]
From my research this home was constructed using typical 2x4 framing and then the Hempcrete walls were built around the wood frame.
We both know that structures do not need all that wood to frame and support a building.  I feel that traditional stick frame buildings are wasteful in lumber useage.  I'm not necessarily a tree hugger but I do understand that Trees are needed to remove the Carbon from the Air that is causing Global Warming.  And from my college drafting classes[12] where estimating was a required class I understand that Post Frame Construction uses less lumber.
I've fiddled around and designed a home that utilizes the Post Frame Construction and requiresZero Lumber needed in the Roof System[13].  This is where I first developed the theory that I could build a home that required little to no lumber and if the windows were shuttered would allow the building to withstand a forest fire.
Hemp Home Designs.jpg
Hemp Home Roofing Detail.jpg
One of the reasons I feel this type of building system will work is because after I designed the building I then shared it with a European Hemp Building Expert Greg Flavall-Q-n-A with HEMP Building Expert: Mr. Greg Flavall Co-Founder and Technical Director at Hemp-Technologies on the Hemp Home design by Scotty #HempBuilding #IndustrialHemp #GreenBuilding of Hemp Technologies

  • He suggested a Vegetative Roof system but I don't feel comfortable growing vegetation on a roof and believe they should house Solar Panels instead.

  • At the time I designed this building I was not fully aware that the other parts of the Hemp plant can be used to make Bricks.  

  • I designed that building and the buttresses to support actual heavy bricks.  I feel that buttresses could be eliminated by band joists or cables that hold the sides of the building plumb.  

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Since I've been living in StLouis the past few years I've learned how to lay bricks, tuckpointing, and other masonry fields of experience.  The Spanish Masons that build those Catalan or Boveda Vault Style Roofs are Masters in their fields.  They build those roofs on the fly and do not use any supports while building them.  Some great Masons taught me but they couldn't hold a candle to those guys and how they build those kool roofs/ceilings- only Picasa has done kooler ceilings in my book.  The youtube videos explain it best and I have a few collected at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB8TWMKHHMQ


I've mentioned that Hempcrete is Fire Resistant[14] Here is you tube video that supports my theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeW6kuZgPY4
Since I've been living in StLouis the past few years I've learned how to lay bricks, tuckpointing, and other masonry fields of experience.  The Spanish Masons that build those Catalan or Boveda Vault Style Roofs are Masters in their fields.  They build those roofs on the fly and do not use any supports while building them.  Some great Masons taught me but they couldn't hold a candle to those guys and how they build those kool roofs/ceilings- only Picasa has done kooler ceilings in my book.  The youtube videos explain it best and I have a few collected at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB8TWMKHHMQ
I've mentioned that Hempcrete is Fire Resistant[14] Here is you tube video that supports my theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeW6kuZgPY4

Hemp Roof Connection Detail 2.jpg Hemp Wall Detail.jpgHemp Home Sky Lights.jpg

The above pictures are not exactly how I would build hemp home.  They are just examples that are out of the box and could be constructed out of local resources: ie: rubble foundation.  I would personally recommend using a monolithic type slab that incorporated a radiant floor system.  Or built on any standard basement wall.  
My Father is planning on building a similar type structure in the next year or so.  He's mentioned going real old school and using the trees off his ranch and not necessarily traditional lumber.  Since he lives out in the country he doesn't have to worry about the Building Codes that most of the World adheres too.  It'll be interesting to see what he comes up with to say the least.
Contests
For a year or so now I've been trying to get the DOE and Oak Ridge Laboratory to consider this type of construction.  I haven't had any luck yet.  It seems the Labs are all about "Chemical" stuff and insulation.  They are missing the boat in my opinion.  One way or the other I'm going to at least make them consider using hempcrete by entering into their contests.  I maybe unsuccessful but at least I tried.  To improve my chances of success in this round of project submittal I'm going to follow their guidelines and attempt to get a company such as yours involved and listed on my documents.  Your company has the name and proven low lumber required building system.  And I have the idea of incorporating hempcrete into the design.  I believe this could be beneficial to not only your organization but also the future of buildings.
There is a contest also coming up in Chi-town that is all about Sustainable buildings and they want to work with local midwestern companies.  I actually feel that I'll have a better shot of possibly winning this contest.
   
Respectfully Submitted for your consideration and look forward to your reply.
Build Green,
Scotty
PS: My first of three invention were funded yesterday.  It is a mobile field processing system that eliminates the high cost of the million dollar hemp processing facilities.  My entire goal is to create affordable hemp products that anyone could use and that is what my inventions are leading to.  I've been two years getting to this stage and I'm not slowing down its full speed ahead now.
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Added 8/7/15:  After sending the above email out yesterday.  Mr G Flavall, http://www.hemp-technologies.com; contacted me from New Zealand about the Post Frame Building Process.  
  • He informed me that his company has already proven the Pole Barn / Post Frame Construction process in Europe with success.  
  • He mentioned that when the building was finished no-one could tell that it utilized a post frame structure to support the Building.
  •  This adds credence to my theory: "Who Cares what's inside a wall" as long as it:
  • 1) supports the building,
  • 2) meets building code requirements,
  • 3) Sustainable and uses less lumber,
  • 4) He also mentioned that increasing the stud spacing to 24 inches has become the norm and another project even stretched the spacing even further because the Hempcrete around the stud walls acted as both "Support and Insulation"- the best of both worlds.
  • 5) And most importantly is "Energy Efficient".
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[1] "What is Hempcrete? | American Lime Technology Website." 2012. 6 Aug. 2015 <http://www.americanlimetechnology.com/what-is-hempcrete/>
[2] "What is Hempcrete? | American Lime Technology Website." 2012. 6 Aug. 2015 <http://www.americanlimetechnology.com/what-is-hempcrete/>
[3] "Hempcrete Could Change The Way We Build Everything ..." 2013. 6 Aug. 2015 <http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/02/03/hempcrete-worlds-strongest-building-material/>
[4] "HempCrete | Hemp Technologies Collective." 2011. 6 Aug. 2015 <http://www.hemp-technologies.com/page15/page16/page16.html>
[8] "Nation's First Hempcrete House Makes A Healthy Statement ..." 2011. 6 Aug. 2015 <http://inhabitat.com/nations-first-hempcrete-house-makes-a-healthy-statement/>
[12] "Industrial Drafting Technology - Western Iowa Tech ..." 2014. 6 Aug. 2015 <https://www.witcc.edu/programs/255/>
[13] "Industrial Hemp CAD Designs Natural Sustainable Net Zero ..." 2014. 6 Aug. 2015 <http://blog.stlouisrenewableenergy.com/2014/02/industrial-hemp-cad-designs-natural.html>
[14] "FAQ - Hempcrete.com.au: The Australian Hempcrete ..." 2010. 6 Aug. 2015 <http://www.hempcrete.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=24>


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