Barley as alternative energy

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Offline Zichichi

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Barley as alternative energy
« on: 30/11/2004 15:37:32 »
Barley produces 1,5 tons/hectare of ethanol(about 30% of its weight).
It is interesting because its vegetative cycle is very short (2-3 months also) ant it's resistant to different climates.
Its straw can be used for ships also......and would be interesting to know how many straw it produces.
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Re: Barley as alternative energy
« Reply #1 on: 01/12/2004 08:35:45 »
Barley oats have also been shown to reduce serum cholesterol levels. So a handful all round !

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Re: Barley as alternative energy
« Reply #2 on: 01/12/2004 11:43:00 »
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Originally posted by chris

Barley oats have also been shown to reduce serum cholesterol levels. So a handful all round !



It's the main food of the pigs also.
Barley can have a great superficial extension
for its adaptability and because it's never too much.
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Re: Barley as alternative energy
« Reply #3 on: 01/12/2004 20:39:31 »
But how is the ethanol extracted from the barley? Maybe the energy used in that process would render it unuseful.

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« Reply #4 on: 01/12/2004 21:53:46 »
This is really cool stuff...is Barley available over the counter as a homeopathic remedy (for lowering cholesterol) or should I just dive and do a freestyle in my nearest Barley field ?

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« Reply #5 on: 02/12/2004 10:44:40 »
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But how is the ethanol extracted from the barley? Maybe the energy used in that process would render it unuseful.

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It's the same industrial process for the production of ethanol from maize.
It has an energetic gain about 34% and the produced energy is all liquid fuel for cars.
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« Reply #6 on: 02/12/2004 13:55:31 »
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Originally posted by Zichichi

It's the same industrial process for the production of ethanol from maize.
It has an energetic gain about 34% and the produced energy is all liquid fuel for cars.
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It has an energetic gain about 34% without barley straw.

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