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Subject: Re: Dupont breaks ground on Cellulosic ethanol Date: 12/3/2012 10:08 PM
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I wonder what could be done to improve things by working out more distributed methods?

For example, with thinning forests, instead of people with axes and saws, perhaps a four or five foot wide "centipede" with a cutter and chipper head, a conveyor body, and a trailer loader tail. It should be designed so it can ease in between the larger trees which are to be left, while chipping the smaller ones - then back out on its own trail and go in again a little bit further over. A one operator design.

Could a movable gasifier or enzyme plant be made? One that would harvest perhaps a ten mile radius, then move to the next area? And forests have traditionally been logged in the winter, as well as other seasons. Maybe even stover stacks could be digested by the centipede in their season?
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