Monday, December 12, 2005

Bio-mass: Sustainable Energy?

My Great Cousin Stig Nickull is the managing director at the world's largest (and most efficient) biomass energy conversion plant in Finland. The plant is in Pietarsaari and was specially designed to convert biomass fuel sources into electrical energy.

I write about this for two reasons. First and foremost, I am very proud of the heritage of my family and their contributions to the world. Stig is a brilliant scientist and seems to be causing positive change in the world. Imagine energy being freed from materials currently deemed garbage at an almost zero pollution factor? He has done it. We could definitely use this model in Canada since we have an abundance of wood chips, waste products etc.

The second is due to Carmen's comments about my hydrogen bashing on the previous blog entry:

Carmen points out that we need to change our thinking on this planet. She points out that these poor decisions are causing more problems and I agree. Politicians - try thinking - it doesn't hurt!!!!!

When evaluating alternative energy, please always question the Why, What, How and make sure you use the equation I wrote on the Hydrogen blog entry. We have to start thinking of solutions in terms of NET energy savings.

Peace to all!!