Extreme Four Wheeling & Going Green
On television Big Brother's Cody the dinosaur otherwise known as aka Dino-Cody, and Nicole's frog suit aren't the only things that are going green in this big blue and green world today. Going green is only one of two hot topics in this special dual 100th action packed hub. Don't let Cody the dinosaur get confused with going green, however seeing Cody walk around on television for an entire week in a dinosaur suit sure was hilarious especially after the week 10 disappointment of seeing both Nichole and Christine being voted out of the Big Brother house.
These topics might be an unusual combination, but someone had to finally write a hub on all of this. For my 100th hub I thought that I would really try doing something way outside of the box. Instead of writing the words to a hub, and then getting some photographs together to brighten up those words, I figured that I would get the pictures first and then find the words to go along with those pictures later on down the road. The most important thing to remember while you are here is that fun is the overriding priority and should not be compromised. It's also everyone's right and responsibility while visiting here to see that you have some fun, and leave with a smile upon your face. So here we go.......
Lets begin with some extreme four wheeling. These days you don't even have to get behind the wheel of some 4 wheelers. There are a vast array of RC cars from battery operated electric, nitro and even gas powered cars that all you have to do is stand around and turn a little steering wheel well out of harms way. That's exactly what a young man was doing here in these pictures on a blistering hot sunny Summer day. After taking a trip over dry land he tried a little mud running down by an old pond. He finally got bogged down and stuck. However he just simply pulled it out of the mud with his bare hands and didn't have to pay for an expensive tow truck like you would have ended up doing with the full size models. We still ended up getting our feet muddy just like anyone would have done with the big ones that you sit in and drive.
Now Cody the Dinosaur may not add up to a hill of beans when it comes to the topic of going green in this world, but burning otherwise useless disposed of wood chips in place of coal certainly does. I also don't want Cody the dinosaur to be confused with the town of Cody, Wyoming, which is the home of the rodeo capital of the world and has one of the funniest rodeo clowns on this entire planet.
This is an ever changing world, and many of those changes that are happening now are for the reason of going green for our planets environment. One such reason is the change from a power based on coal to a newer more environmental friendly fuel like wood chips. Using waste such as wood chips is one of the newest methods in the manufacturing world for powering steam boilers. Converting over to wood chips as an alternate energy source is only one small part of going green. It's not only cost effective in the long run, but it also helps greatly in the clean up of our environment. Not to mention it completely eliminates the danger of spills from coal ash ponds that has plagued rivers in some of our Southern states this year. The wood chip waste that fuels these steam turbines comes from a variety of places where it isn't needed any longer, and is a waste product from other industries. These industries can include furniture factories, sawmills, chicken and turkey houses to name just a few of the places. Over the years many of these mills have regarded wood waste as a troublesome by-product of their business. Wood chips which can be bark, sawdust, wood trimmings, split wood, planer shavings, and sander-dust can be easily hauled in by truck, and this type of fuel is also rather inexpensive.
The potential use of converting wood residues into energy generation not only meets new government requirements but will be cost effective in the long run. In these boiler systems wood chips are burned, and the heat from the burning wood makes steam, which turns turbines, and generates electricity.
1. The wood chips are hauled in and dumped into a massive collection shed.
2. The wood chips are then moved by massive screws onto a conveyor.
3. The wood chips travel on a conveyor under a strong magnet, which removes any metal from the wood chips prior to being transferred up to be burned as fuel.
4. The wood chips are then burned at very high temperatures to power these massive biomass power generators.
5. Which in turn creates the power to run devises like this.
Let's summarize just what this thing that we call Biomass energy really is all about in this green world that we all now live in. Biomass is really just a fancy name for the material from plants and animals, which can be burned to produce energy. One common example is wood, and the energy that we get from burning the scrap wood that's left over is an efficient way to use a good resource that might otherwise get thrown away into the garbage. Biomass contains stored energy, because plants absorb energy from the sun through the process of photosynthesis. When this biomass is burned, this stored energy is released as heat. Many different kinds of biomass, such as wood chips, corn, and some types of garbage, are used to produce electricity. Some types of biomass can be converted into liquid fuels that can be used to power vehicles like trucks and cars.
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