Upper Lewis Creek, California: Before and after fire passes through a thinned forest area. Photo: USGS
“Forests are feeling the heat. In places like the American West, rising temperatures and drought mean less water for trees, sometimes shriveling swaths of woodland. Now, scientists have found that thinning early in forest growth creates tougher trees that can endure climate change. What’s more, these thinned forests can suck carbon out of the air just as fast as dense forests.”
“U.S. forests capture between 10% to 20% of U.S. emissions each year. But if trees get too crowded, they compete for light and water—and stressed trees are more susceptible to drought and insect attacks. Removing some trees can ease the competition, letting the remaining trees grow big and healthy.”
It was a great honor to be invited by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to present the Bioroot Energy perspective on higher mixed alcohol fuel and carbon wastes to an international audience at the Future Energy Forum conference, “Renewable Energy and Quality of Life” in Astana, Kazakhstan, August 14-15. The UNITAR team led by Thomas Fohgrub, along with Frank Helbig, Aimee Jenks, and Marit Berchner, did a fantastic job staging the event and we are deeply appreciative for their incredible kindness, professionalism and support.
We’ve joined over 1000 U.S. companies, and 235 college presidents, calling for an energy-efficient economy powered by clean, renewable energy. We pledge to do our part – in our own operations and beyond – to create a Low-Carbon USA.
Bioroot Energy was recently selected by Startup Energy Transition as one of its GET100 picks for top 100 most innovative energy startups.
“Global energy transition is one of the biggest challenges in human history. But it is also an amazing opportunity for combining innovative business and political will to create growth, jobs and a sustainable energy solution for the planet to prevent climate change. Tomorrow’s energy system is already in the making — an endeavor in which established players and start-ups fight side by side. That’s why the German Energy Agency (dena) and its network initiated the Start Up Energy Transition Award along Germany’s G20 presidency. Connecting minds for a greater good.”
“We received more than 500 applications from 66 different countries! Supported by “Ambassadors” from all over the world, a high-level expert jury defined the Top 100 Start-ups, from which 18 finalists and 6 winners were chosen. Meet the #GET100 here: some of the most innovative Start-ups driving innovation on energy and climate change!”
Why Bioroot Energy soldiers on in spite of political and social headwinds. Sometime soon, a cleaner, stronger alcohol fuel produced from society’s and nature’s abundant carbon wastes will become important.
Leonardo Di Caprio’s latest climate change documentary is well worth watching for the riveting coverage of environmental problems around the world. But it begs the question, what about solutions? If oil is death, and water is life, what then is alcohol? Furthermore, what is trash? These diverse “carbons” can become whatever humans need them to be, including a clean, scalable replacement for petroleum fuels. Perhaps Mr. DiCaprio will one day agree to star in “Alcohol Fuels: A Giant Unchained” and people all over the world will be the main characters in their own carbon subplots and join forces to help humanity snatch a much needed victory from the jaws of carbon defeat. Responding effectively to climate change risks isn’t rocket science or political theater, it’s as real as life gets and in our own faces. Winning one of humanity’s greatest challenges for the home team would make a great movie. But not until there’s a deluge of clean alcohol fuel and a lot less trash.
Already over 2,000 acres and growing due to strong winds and dry conditions, the Roaring Lion fire looks ready to live up to its name. Highway 93 is currently closed in both directions and evacuations are underway. Fires in wildland/urban interfaces are particularly dangerous, posing threats to people, wildlife, livestock, homes and businesses.
Bioroot Energy is revving up to exhibit at the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy 2016 Conference in Washington, D.C., July 12-14. We’ll be presenting information about our company and mission, fuel products, technologies and projects to energy industry leaders, Congress, national laboratories, academia, and the financial community.