Hemp Biofuel Could Replace Fossil Fuels if We Invest Now

Hemp Biofuel Could Replace Fossil Fuels if We Invest Now

Mining, burning, and drilling for fossil fuels are killing the environment. Let’s switch to hemp biofuel. The dirty business of extracting oil, coal, and gas from underground, refining it into usable material, then shipping it out to power our everyday lives is exacting a massive toll on the earth. Still, society needs energy. But there’s good news – and as usual, it comes from hemp – hemp biofuel, to be exact. It may be impossible to abandon the most-used forms of energy production without a ready substitute and, so far, solar and wind energy have yet to catch on in meaningful ways in North America. Instead, a new generation of energy activists are focusing on cannabis, hoping that hemp biofuel could be substituted for long-formed fossil fuels — an idea that could help repair environmental damage, reduce energy costs, and topple the dictatorship of a few large oil companies. What is Biofuel? Biofuels come from just-grown crops (as opposed to the slow process of geologic decay that creates fossil fuels). The advantages of using biofuels are many. Their harvests do not harm the earth and, because they can be re-grown quickly, they’re considered a renewable and sustainable kind of energy. Most biofuels today come from plants like corn or sugar cane, which can convert into ethanol and biodiesel. These are cleaner energies. Biodiesel, for instance, produces seventy-eight percent less carbon dioxide than regular diesel. But those plants aren’t a perfect solution. They create competition with food production. And some biofuels,…

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