Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hemp Heating Pellets are born

Ok.. the long awaited news of my newest discovery is here. I am the first to develop hemp pellets for your home heating. There will be more news as time goes on as we research and develop this renewable energy source for anyone who burns pellets. Clink on the link below to see more details.

http://www.biomassmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=2230

25 Comments:

At November 26, 2008 at 12:13 PM , Blogger Roger from Framingham said...

Hey, that's pretty intense news. Congrats and all that other hoopla for a great discovery. One question, not that you are going to be working in the biomass arena, are you still interested in local politics?

 
At November 26, 2008 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Framingham resident said...

dersiPellets from hemp? What is that all about? I thought you were for wind turbines? Have you given up on the turbines and decided this is a better option?

 
At November 26, 2008 at 2:25 PM , Blogger B. Murray said...

Fabulous! I have not had the chance to come here lately, busy with holiday preparations, so nice to see 2 important news items here, the pellets and the public meetings. Wind and biomass, what else are you in to? Where can I buy these pellets? Getting pretty cold out there the last week. And what can I do to help get legislation passed so farmers can grow this stuff? Any place I can register my support for that?

 
At November 26, 2008 at 2:37 PM , Blogger Bob Aberdeen said...

Nice job. Great invention/discovery. You are much more than you seem to be.

 
At November 28, 2008 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Harry said...

This seems like a pretty big deal to me. As a farmer, I would certainly like to be able to grow a sustainable, renewable, profitable crop that will also help decrease our dependence on oil. So, do I write to my senator, congressman, state rep, whoever and tell them I support legalizing the farming of industrial hemp? Who do I write to on this? Is it a federal restriction or state restriction that keep me from growing this now? Where do I go to find out more about the uses of industrial hemp?

 
At November 28, 2008 at 7:50 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Roger,

I'm into anything green and renewable.. wind, biomass, hydro, water wheel, what ever we can do for ourselves... to be more earth friendly and energy independent. I'll be here trying to get our message out.. 2010 is around the corner.

 
At November 28, 2008 at 8:04 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Framingham,

Hemp.... it's very old... and proven for thousands of years. It's really nothing new... but it's time has come... to be a part of our economic future. The pellets are just one. .of the hundreds of earth friendly, completely recyclable, every day, common things in our lives that can and have be made out of the hemp plant. It's longer to explain in a blog, but please check out the links and you will be blown away by the uses of hemp.
http://www.reason.org/ps367.pdf http://www.innvista.com/health/foods/hemp/history.htm

I've not stopped working on wind turbines be any means.... I will work on ALL green energy ideas.

 
At November 28, 2008 at 8:26 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

B. Murray,

Grows everywhere but here... the DEA holds jurisdiction over an agriculture crop... how sad is that? The founders of this country, from their graves, are rattling the cages of those who want to keep hemp from our lives... the new administration will have to lift the ban.. it's Federal Law and the current pot laws keep hemp from our farmers. When we finish trial runs in Canada, we will know how much it will cost to produce, per horsepower expended. The long of it is, we could import hemp pellets into this country by next heating season. on the legal side: The U.S. Appeals Court in St. Paul, Minn., heard arguments Nov. 12 by two North Dakota farmers trying to get a lower court’s dismissal of their suit against a federal agency overturned. David Monson, Osnabrock, N.D., and Wayne Hauge, Ray, N.D., have state approval to grow industrial hemp in North Dakota, but are suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to get a federal permit to grow industrial hemp. Hemp is related to the illegal drug marijuana and under federal law some of the industrial hemp plant is considered a controlled substance. The three-judge appeals panel will issue a written decision, but that isn't expected to be available for several months.

While a number of states allow hemp research, North Dakota was the only one to allow hemp cultivation until Vermont granted permission earlier this year.

I hope the new President will lift the ban like FDR did so many years ago and helped save the country

 
At November 28, 2008 at 8:27 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Bob A.. you ain't see nothing yet.. I'm just warming up.. stay tuned

Thanks

 
At November 28, 2008 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Harry,

Please have a look at some of the above responses.. much to read about in there... but very honest stuff. I support you and your fellow farmers and will do everything possible to help get the hemp ban lifted.

jim

 
At November 30, 2008 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Frank S. said...

Great invention. Where do I buy these, and how can we get industrial hemp farming legal here in MA?

 
At November 30, 2008 at 10:32 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Frank,

We can't buy them yet.. but hopefully by late 2009. We may end up importing them from Canada, but I do think the new Administration will lift the ban on hemp and we will have hemp grown in Mass and be making and burning pellets from our own State.

Stay tuned

 
At December 1, 2008 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Ann said...

Interesting development on the pellets. How much good is it though since we can’t grow the ingredients here?

 
At December 1, 2008 at 1:52 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Ann,

We did grow hemp in this country and will again, very soon I hope. Worse case would be to import them from Canada. The pellets are just another great use of hemp, which to this point was not known. Early man burned it as a whole plant. Thanks to the energy crisis, many new alternatives to buring wood are being researched and developed.

 
At December 3, 2008 at 2:24 PM , Blogger Michael said...

Fabulous idea to use industrial hemp for heating. This is a huge breakthrough as it is a crop farmers can grow in this area, and really make a living off of. I hope it takes you less time to bring people up to speed on the value of industrial hemp than it did to get them up to speed on the decrim, but I guess all that matters is that in the end, they all saw you were right, and they will on this also. Keep up the good work. We need more creative minds like yours to get us out of this quagmire we are in economically.

 
At December 4, 2008 at 5:47 PM , Blogger Frank S. said...

Toll increases, wind bylaws, Q2, food pantries, hemp pellets, anything you are not into? How can you do a good job at any of these when you spread yourself so thin?

 
At December 4, 2008 at 9:12 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Frank S,

I've been working on some of these issue's for decades... nothing all that hard.. .just takes some good organization skills, perseverance and a passion for the truth. Someone's gotta do it, raise your hand and volunteer. I'm not unlike many people who juggle two jobs, kids, sick parents, soccer practice, etc. And truth be told, I do have a few other irons in the fire... like designing, perfecting and building a high ash home heating stove for biomass pellets, but don't tell anyone.

Peace

 
At December 7, 2008 at 12:32 PM , Blogger 50 stud said...

This is really something else! I think I have misjudged you. When will these be available, and let me know how to register my support of growing industrial hemp in the US

 
At December 8, 2008 at 8:30 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

50.. hopefully soon. I work on it every day and slow progress is being made. Stay tuned.. hemp pellets by 2009 at a farmstand near you.

 
At December 9, 2008 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Bob said...

This is incredible. Not sure I understand completely what your are suggesting, but it sounds like a cheaper way to heat my home that is better for the environment and better for farmers, so I am there. What the heck does the DEA have to do with alternative energy/biomass? Don’t they have more important things to deal with?

 
At December 9, 2008 at 11:22 PM , Blogger John said...

Now this, on this they are going to have to listen to you! This is really something else. Way to go! Can't wait to see those idoits trying to expalin to a cold and poor american public why the farmers can not grow this stuff! This is going to be quite an interesting process to watch! You really are a genius on this one! Congrats!!!

 
At December 10, 2008 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Bob,

They do have more important things to do... but keep in mind, the DEA is really an organization that was built from the prohibition days. As soon as prohibition was lifted, the then alcohol cops had nothing to do and AG Anslinger had friends like Dupont and Hearst that wanted to make sure hemp was outlawed, for the obvious greed and petrochemical concerns.
I think the DEA will be told to back off on the hemp issue by the new president. Biomass is here to stay and will help the entire world and so will hemp.

 
At June 20, 2009 at 9:59 AM , Blogger jam said...

jim we would be very interested in producing the hemp as well as make the pellets .We are canada based and have lots of land which could be used in rotation to produce the hemp.
email me at msnexploit@gmail.com

 
At October 23, 2009 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Steve said...

Oh that last posted blog seems to have had an impact! I live in Québec and am a semi-retired businessman. My research on hemp landed me on your blog and I'm ever so pleased to see that AMERICA as a whole will have to wake up and work together to be competitive. How long before other continents start developing hemp products and again end up exporting them to us? Wish I could shake your hand in person. Godspeed.

 
At May 21, 2010 at 7:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you dont know what you are Talking about...i made it in 1999.....

 

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