Duprevent Harm: Ancient Wisdom with Modern Technology
Answering Your Renewable Energy Questions About 2nd Generation Biofuel
By Deborah Dupre' March 29, 2009
Increased interest in and action towards clean, peaceful energy solutions in the United States is beneficial to all of us.
Landowners, farmers and community groups eager to "Be the change..."
are contacting me to be among those on the leading edge of 2nd
Generation Biofuel industry. Typically, they have some of the same
initial questions about the fast growing trees and oilseed that many
Americans are now benefiting from planting. These benefits, by the way,
include monetary, environmental, peace and health.
The trees and the oilseed highlighted at http://www.DeborahDupre.com
are the best energy solutions available right now, in tandem, of
course, with obvious lifestyle changes involving becoming more
compassionate for Mother Earth and her children by using less energy in
our daily lives.
Other needed renewable energy solutions are not available on a mass
scale today. These two solutions, the fast growing trees and oilseed,
are available right now. Not enough Americans know about them. Not
enough Americans know about the high demand for these crops.
10 Frequently Asked Questions Answered (about the trees and seeds described on the above mentioned website):
1. Both the fast growing trees and the oilseed use approximately 6-8"
of water per year, extremely low for any crop, particularly energy
2. Both the fast growing trees and the oilseed grow on marginal land,
land unsuitable for food crops of which there is an abundance in the
3. The trees can use 'organic' sources of fertilizer, rather than
petrochemicals. The trees do require a source of nitrogen, and one test
objective in the San Joaquin Valley is to determine the success of
using composted municipal waste as a fertilizer source (rather than
putting that waste in a landfill). The oilseed also requires very
little input in the form of fertilizers.
4. The trees and oilseed in use now are both products of breeding and selection, not genetic modification.
5. The oilseed is an annual, so there's no risk of invasiveness. The
trees are non-invasive, as proven by thousands of acres of existing
6. Both of these crops are non-edible biomass sources that can and do grow on land unsuitable for food crops.
7. Both of these crops add value to the soil.
8. Both of these crops provide lucrative options for farmers and landowners.
9. Both these crops contribute to the Green Collar Job market at
perhaps the most important time in history in terms of the environment
and the economy.
10. Both of these energy solutions foster world peace, thereby increasing national security.
Wind and solar and completely ending combustion are among the best
long-term energy solutions. The path to this long-term solution,
however, must include near-term solutions.
Realistically, the masses are not going to stop driving their vehicles
now. We want our diesel powered ships to be delivering our goods and
all of the diesel powered machines to continue operating. We want to be
significantly reducing greenhouse gas immediately, not wait decades
longer for research and development. Solutions exist to address these
energy needs today in our transition to a more Utopian world of energy.
These two crops are the best energy solutions I've seen, particularly considering:
They're available now.
They're low input.
They're highly efficient in that all parts of the plants can be used to
provide value (60% of the oilseed is used as a high-protein, omega-3
rich meal for poultry and cattle).
These questions and your continued questions are appreciated and most welcomed.
Deborah Dupre' and Associates EcoPeace International Duprevent EM: info@DeborahDupre.com Website Construction 25 March, 2009 Web page edited August 2010