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Compressed leaf "log" invention

Post in 'The Green Room' started by osagebow, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Seen threads on the subject before, I know. But I thought some of you you tinkerers out there might want to check out a history channel show on tomorrow. 10PM I think
    Looks like these guys made a log splitter modified to compress leaves into a 8" metal tube for waste bio logs or whatever the term is.

    At first blush, I can't see the gas/benefit analysis working out, though.
    Couldn't find the trailer, but caught it checking out the "Mankind" series, here's the show site:

    http://www.history.com/shows/invention-usa/episodes/season-2#slide-7
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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I saw that also, but question the real world application. The lignens in bio don't start to flow until a much higher pressure than even a big tonnage splitter could produce. That...and there ain't a leaf in my yard. They get blown into the fields after the first wind hits them.

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