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To: chrisser

Not sure how a system like that would work, but maybe in a contained environment like greenhouses might benefit.


22 posted on 11/16/2007 7:22:48 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
"Not sure how a system like that would work, but maybe in a contained environment like greenhouses might benefit."

I agree, I'm not sure how it would work, either. There are millions of tons, annually, its pressurized, and it can't be released into the air. Plants in a greenhouse would use just a few pounds of it. The logistics just aren't there.

24 posted on 11/16/2007 7:30:07 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Planting trees to offset carbon emissions is like drinking water to offset rising ocean levels)
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To: Blue Highway
Not sure how a system like that would work, but maybe in a contained environment like greenhouses might benefit

Maybe dovetailing it onto the irrigation systems? How about just running inflatable "pipes" down the rows and releasing a steady stream of CO2 at ground level whenever the sun is shining (I'm under the assumption that CO2 is primarily used during photosynthesis...). I'm sure with some simple monitors, the air above the crops could be checked for excess C02 from ambient and the levels adjusted to only supply what the crop can utilize.

Personally, I don't really care if extra goes into the air - I don't subscribe to the quackery of anthropogenic global warming. I'm more interested in increasing crop yields with something that would otherwise be a waste product...
37 posted on 11/16/2007 8:35:35 AM PST by chrisser
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