What do you have to say about Dave's book "Alcohol Can Be A Gas"?
It is what might be described as "a wieghty tome!" Wieghs 1kg or 2.2lbs. It is certainly a comprehensive well written book. I certainly haven't read anywhere near all of ot, but have looked at the parts that are of particular interest. I have, to be honest, already sold my only, and signed, copy to a chap from Nelson, New Zealand who insisted on buying it after watching the video. He intends to talk to some of his farming friends about growing sugar and or fodder beet down inthe NZ South Island. He is a yachtie who has just returnfed to NZ after 3 years sailing
I live in Opua in New Zealand's "Winterless North." I heard, and met David Blume, at an Eco weekend at Taupo in October. That was where I got my book and video. I then helped with his visit to Kaikohe where he spoke to a packed hall containing some 100+ people.It was there that I decided that I wanted to be an importer/distributor of his book and video and have a shipment of 475 copies ready to come to New Zealand as soon as they can be picked up from thr warehouse in the states. I can totally indentify and agree with Dave's views on Monsanto and Chevron and my own extend to banks and politicians, based on personal bitter experience. I see alcohol as a fuel, using permaculture principles (totally new to me being a "townie") coupled with the Transition Towns movement and alternative currencies,as being a real, and probably the only, way to take power from the small centralist elite clique (The Bildeberg outfit) and returning it to the people (locally) where it belongs.
I have had some 40 years experience in the insurance, mortgage and finance business in 4 countries. I now, among other things, own and operate Paihia Taxis & Tours Limited. We run our 3 diesel vehicles on Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) which we collect fro local takeaways. We clean the oil in our (Waste vegetable) oil refinery and put it in our vehicles. We are, as far as we know, the only company of its kind in New Zealand that does this. I have a 4 litre Ford gas guzzler, which hasn't turned a wheel in over a years due to petrol prices, which I hope to get running on alcohol.ethanoil as a result of meeting David. I am also intending/hoping to spread the word about alcohol as a fuel. There are already folks up here looking to get into doing this. We are looking at various crops to grow, using fruit that just drops off trees and goes rotten and anything else that might work. Sadly we don't have doughnut shops up here.
I can relate to your confession--I didnt know what a CWS was until recently either--Constructed Wetland System. The most productive raupo beds are actually constructed with level bottoms and planted with seedlings. This also enables a mechanical harvester to dig them out. The CWS for harvesting is usually a "surface water" system meanting that there is not a layer of gravel in the bottom. There is quite a bit to engineering a system like this but the work has been done by NIWA in a booklet that can be downloaded called Guidelines for constructed wetlands treatment of dairy wastes (NIWA Science & Technology Series 48). Status of Wastewater Treatment Wetlands in New Zealand ...
www.niwa.cri.nz/rc/freshwater - 31k - Cached - Similar pages
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