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Re: GSBN:carbon sequestering

Hello David,

composting seems to be more promising than burning; persume the emission
during composting will balance out the CO2 "binding" effect during the time
of growth,
at least if grain has been grown by an organic farmer. A part of the needed
nutricion for the next harvest can be produced by composting straw. The
missing portion could be contributed after having digested tasty grain
products and good beer.

Excellent research field. Cheers,


-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: bainbridge bainbrid@...
Aan: gsbn@...gsbn@...
Datum: maandag 20 november 2000 17:30
Onderwerp: GSBN:carbon sequestering

>Hello all,
>Has anyone made a serious effort to calculate potential carbon
>sequestration in straw bale buildings?
>This should include an offset if cement plasters are used --high energy
>David Bainbridge
>Environmental Studies Coordinator
>GLS Department
>United States International University
>10455 Pomerado Road
>San Diego, CA 92131
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>inevitably support a way of life not narrowly favorable to this
>species, but favorable to the whole ecosphere in all its diversity
>and complexity." Arne Naess