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How does a person create a Biofuel station?

I’m sitting here in Northern British Columbia watching the news about increasing fuel costs. I listen to the sound of vehicles on the main artery road in my city. Electric and hybrid vehicles are much better for residences along these roads and highways. Quieter. An ICE (or Internal Combustion Engine) stands out. As the news plays out, I imagine the lives of the people behind the wheels I hear. Emergency vehicles just passed. An ICE. Well, it could’ve been a hybrid, using ICE, but I doubt that. The government will take a little longer to upgrade emergency vehicles. Electric in a different life could have feelings of relief, not being a slave to that pump. Hybrid vehicles visit the pump less.

I wonder how things are going in Burnaby British Columbia, where I hear they’re using plant material, problematic farm waste, and other sources, perhaps even algae to create biofuels. Are they alone in Canada providing biofuels? Well, it’s a simple process of vegetation fermentation. I asked on a local Facebook page ‘how many in my community on the south-east corner of Northern BC brew their own fuel at home’. I found that many will brew a few gallons at least to avoid the high price at the pump. I bet there’s at least one in your Canadian community who does the same.

Depending on the Biomass used to create the fuel, it fluctuates in price as vegetable oils are often way more pricey than traditional fuel. Most of the links I found referred to corn and other pricey food sources for the oils. Almost all plants, including cannabis, biological waste and algae, even forest waste, will create a viable fuel. Your lawn clippings? Not at today’s level of technological knowledge regarding biofuels. But we’re looking at farm and city ‘garbage dumps’ for energy sources including recycling plastic waste back to conventional fuel. That stuff just won’t die for at least a generation or 2. Our landfills produce methane that could also provide fuel for heating homes and powering vehicles. We toss a lot of biological waste. The ICE only needs an oil that has the correct viscosity. Cannabis used even with other editable vegetation waste makes a seedcake, which can be eaten by humans or animals, supplementing food security for all. Even used vegetable oils can be used, rather than tossing them as garbage.

A clump of feral plants nature uses as 'grass'. I have no idea of the strain's name, photo taken in Kamloops BC.
Could grasses provide your next tank of fuel?

Well, to start our service station, I would need property. There I would grow a field of cannabis. From that cannabis, I could make hemp building materials to build my shop, and a place to put a bed… Hire a crew eventually. It takes a lot of staff between seed and consumer in the Industrial Cannabis industry. We’ll build a hotel, glorified cookhouse and sleeping quarters aka, for all the staff to stay as they work the fields. Permits. There’s always a permit. It’s combined in Canada with the word hemp being phased out slowly. As food for energy, first we’ll eat a seedcake or 3 and raise chickens. Confusing as it is hemp food. Well, more than chickens. Once all the materials are made, build the station. Cool, we grew the cannabis in the footprint of where the building will stand. Ample land means lots left over for fuel production. The land is 5 HA in size. We’ll also sell Seedcakes that are left over from production, a very nutritious snack. Wait. It produces too much fuel. Well, Hemp can be toilet paper, it can be toothpicks. It can be a plastic vehicle. It can be a million other items made from hemp. Each Hemp product needs a lot of employees between seed and consumer.

By Ken

I've managed this site alone for a few years at 2 different servers. I live in Central British Columbia, Canada.

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