1. What is "BIOstock"?
Biomass feedstocks (BIOstocks) are living or recently living biological material which can be used as fuel or raw material for industrial production. Most commonly, biomass refers to plant matter grown for use as biofuel, but also includes plant or animal matter used for production of fibers, chemicals, or heat. It is usually measured by dry weight.
2. What is the focus of the BIOstock Blog?
The first of four biomass conversion blogs, this one covers biomass feedstock issues - which are being used, how they are being transported, and what pre-processing technologies are being developed. The other three related blogs are the BIOconversion Blog, BIOoutput Blog, and the BIOwaste Blog.
As biomass conversion technologies develop, demand for procurement services, delivery systems, feedstock pre-processing installations, and management will become prevalent.
3. Who provides these services?
In addition to editing the BIOstock Blog, I consult and represent Price BIOstock Services of Monticello, Arkansas. This company already operates nineteen significant wood processing facilities in the United States that they designed and installed. Having begun development of a facility in Australia, they are now expanding the scope of their business to include other forms of biomass and other regions of the world.
I have been given no guidelines by PBS on what I can or cannot write about. As a legal disclosure I aver:
The Price Companies, Inc./BIOstock Services division is underwriting a portion of the expense of research and editing of the BIOstock Blog. C. Scott Miller is not required to blog about Price BIOstock Services. The only requirement as a condition of underwriting these expenses was to include this disclosure of this relationship on the BIOstock Blog.
4. What is the significance of the Rubik's cube imagery on the Blogs?
The Rubik's cube is emblematic of the multi-faceted energy puzzle that confronts civilization. This four blog series is my attempt to create some semblance of order out of the chaos of global interlinking challenges - geopolitics, employment, pollution, energy, waste, carbon emissions, etc. Each Blog is an attempt to work on a side of the puzzle - BIOstock, BIOconversion, BIOoutput, and BIOwaste. Solve these and I believe many international problems will be substantially mitigated.
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