Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Beetle Juice: Turning Dead Trees Into Heat and Electricity

Jerry Brown of attended the CCIA's Feb 11th Biofuels session and posted this report on presenter Phil Kastelic, CEO of Colorado Forest and Energy:

"If life hands you lemons, make lemonade. And if it hands you five million acres of dead trees ravaged by pine beetles? Make beetle juice.

That’s what CEO Phil Kastelic of Colorado Forest and Energy, calls the electricity and thermal energy he says could be made from the huge number of trees in Colorado killed by pine beetles.

As Kastelic sees it, the solution couldn’t be simpler."

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