[FoRK] CO2 -> 43% by weight of an ABS-replacement bioplastic
eugen at leitl.org
Wed Aug 15 10:20:56 PDT 2012
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:57:55PM -0400, Bill Kearney wrote:
> My question was directed more toward the deforestation question. As in,
> if you're going to use trees as a source then what impact are the
> plants, and at what stages of their development, on CO2 levels? Instead
> of just stupidly ranting about deforestation.
Not all plants are created equal. Palm oil is a net evil.
You want it green, use PV electricity and CO2 scrubbed
from air and hydrogen from water.
> On 8/15/2012 12:46 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> On 8/15/12 6:42 AM, Bill Kearney wrote:
>>> How about some numbers that compare CO2 processing rates of the
>>> various plants being considered? And how they process it during their
>>> life cycle. What does a more efficient job?
>> The CO2 sequestering was directly absorbed in a chemical reaction using
>> the finished oil, not even considering the CO2 sequestering of the plant
>> itself. The former captured 43% by weight. The latter would increase
>> that overall number.
>> They were saying that the result was sunlight stable and was suitable
>> for surface coatings, epoxy resin, etc. All things that cannot
>> breakdown too easily to be useful.
>> Many materials have much better properties than one or more of their
>> ingredients. Polymers in general have that characteristic, as do many
>> types of important large molecules.
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