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The New Era, A 100 year
run for Diesel Horsepower
comes to the beginning of the end.
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From Guy Swanson.
Can you believe it ?….each hybridized
Percheron mule weighs about 2,200 lbs. They were breed in
Kentucky or Tennessee where horses are still used to log the hardwood
Percheron Mules… they turn white at Maturity and are gentle
giants at the farm gate.
This is the only application where six horses pushed the
load other than a two horse buck rake used to load a haystack maker, The
famous “Beaver Slide” in the Big Hole of Wisdom, Montana.
These harvesting horse players are a split team with three
horse eveners. The outside left team turns outward at the
corner and this causes the inside drive wheel to back up. The
right inside team backs up (backup bar) to allow the
operator to make a square corner.
The cleated power wheel has a backup clutch to the drive the sickle, the
reel, and the elevator. Six horses was barley enough in the Palouse when
it came time to work on steep slopes and make uphill turns.
The really steep ground (30% to 60% slope) was set aside as pasture until
the Diesel Caterpillar tractor showed the operator it had a superior might
with a 40% torque rise. http://exactrix.com/2011_PDF/Harvest_Colage.pdf
“All men are created
equal, the differences between men comes later in life.”
“Creating a powerful team requires a special leader.”
By 1905, the combine
had become common and before long it had swept away the competition.
Some of the biggest combines cut a swath 30 feet wide or more, which
made them marvelously efficient, but it also meant they required a
tremendous amount of horsepower.
Most used a 32-horse
(or mule) team, and some rigs on steep rolling farmland required 50
Washington wheat country people were treated to a new spectacle: "32
horses in one hitch, pulling a machine through the fields, which gobbled
up wheat in one end [and] discharged filled sacks out the other end"
On hills, the
combine driver was often faced with the disconcerting sight of his long
line of horses disappearing over a ridge.
"Even the most
experienced drivers had a sense of relief as the combine pulled over the
hill and the horses came back into view" (Scheuerman and McGregor, 85).
manpower required for a typical harvest plummeted from an average of 20
to about six.
A special story about outstanding men who took on the most difficult
dryland farming area of the world producing fantastic rewards.
Extraordinary, four rows of six with two lead mules….all
26 mules in moderate slopes most likely around Lacrosse, Washington based
on the landscape of moderately rolling land.
Soft Wheat and Hard Red Winter Wheat Varieties were tall and provided hay
Most of the land eroded terribly in the 60’s with the loss of livestock
and alfalfa. Anhydrous Ammonia changed this world totally.
ground powered Holt Combine with a six man crew and a “Straw Boss”
or a mounted go-for.
Rick Engelmeyer. At Beemer with the Drone.
Matt Gangwish and the 4515 with the steering track
beginning of the end of dominant diesel powered mobile and stationary
vehicles is facing an old competitor, The Wind.
will take the world by storm in the next 10 years. Anhydrous Ammonia will
lead the game as the storage and transportation source of the highest
economic performance fuel. Always exceeding pure hydrogen.
will be overcome by the effectiveness of NH3.
wind and anhydrous ammonia lead the way in energy and reliable grid
the answers of your future with renewable energy and the beginning of the
end of fossil fuels.
Wind Power Leads The New Era.
Cooling Planet Earth. Energy costs go low with Ammonia at $100 to $300 per
Update on Tesla Trucks at 2KW per mile.
Zero Carbon, Clean
News. With road tax removed.
Comes out at 22 cents per mile with Green Play Ammonia at $500 per ton
with 4.38 Mega Watts per ton solid state battery stored and DC power built
with Zero Carbon Green Play Ammonia.
Yielder NFuel Energy sold at $500 per ton comes out at 22 cents per mile
at Tesla’s 2KW per mile,
Carbon, Dirty News. At
3.72 lbs. CO2 per mile With the road tax removed.
Typically wholesale Diesel is $1.50 per gallon and the truck runs at 25
cents per mile at 6 mpg with no road tax.
The cost to run the CO2 leaker engine is 18.6 cents per mile for the CO2
loss to the atmosphere when carbon credits are $100 per ton.
Transportation of and
Yielder® NFuel utilizes 50% of the Green Play Ammonia plant capacity for
Electric Drive Trucks.
The USA trucking fleet emits 12.5% of the total CO2. This is 530 million
Metric Tons. This very similar to Agriculture at 11.5% of the total.
Our goal by 2050 is to supply 25,000 tons per day of Zero Carbon Ammonia.
About 10 to 9 Megawatts goes into a ton of NH3.
One Megawatt of NH3 is
433 lbs or 84 gallons of NH3 at 60 degrees F. The supply of energy in 1
ton of NH3 is 4.618 Megawatts.
It takes about 5% of
the Ammonia stored energy in the Battolyser to be converted to DC power
readily available in a solid state truck battery.
As a reference….15%
energy loss with the Turbine DC Heat recovery. It takes about 85% of the
Ammonia stored energy to end up in the truck batteries using a heat
recovery DC ammonia turbine generator. This is 3.925 Megawatts in the
truck solid state batteries per ton of Zero Carbon Stored NH3.
The Battolyzer, So the
trucks can be filled up with a 4.38 Megawatts per ton of Zero Carbon NH3
as DC energy.
A ton of Zero Carbon
NH3 has produced 4.38 Megawatts in the
truck battery which includes the transfer efficiency
of the Battolyser. Calculated, Theoretical.
Tesla says At 2KW per
loaded road mile divided by 4,380 KW stored in a solid state battery per
each ton of NH3. The truck can run 2,190 miles on a ton of Zero Carbon
That being the case a
ton of Zero Carbon NH3 costing $500 per ton will cost 22 cents per mile
for Green Zero Carbon Fuel averaging 2KW per mile.
Diesel Trucking at 6
miles per gallon at wholesale price of $1.50 per gallon is 25 cents per
mile. No Taxes.
Traveling a distance
of 2,190 miles would allow 4.08 ton of Carbon savings with a Green Play,
Battolyser fill-up of Zero Carbon Ammonia, Zero Carbon fuel. Society
would pay $100 per ton of CO2 saved.
The Political Football.
The truck driver would
have spent $500 for a ton of Green Play Ammonia, Yielder NFuel Energy,
That means $408 is the political football or carbon credits for not
burning diesel fuel…and burning Zero Carbon Ammonia/DC clean energy as
Yielder® NFuel. Green Play Ammonia, Yielder NFuel
Energy takes the carbon credit for building the Green Play Ammonia and
sells the carbon credits to the diesel fuel Oligarch.
The 5 day truck can
run with an 80,000 lb load for 2,190 miles at actual carbon credit cost
per mile of 4.2 cent per mile of fuel. But Green
Play Ammonia would retain the carbon credit and sell into the market
place or would discount the carbon credit from the price per ton of
Green Play NH3 at the pump.
For each ton of Green
NH3 or 2,190 miles tabulated as Green Zero Carbon fuel by the electric
vehicle truck there is $408 of carbon credits that is the property of
the Green Play Ammonia, Yielder NFuel.
This Carbon Credit
owner ship factor alone provides pricing power against the Oligarchs of
Oil and Gas.
This allows a rapid change away from fossil fueling . This factor allows
much smaller companies like Green Play Ammonia, Yielder NFuel to build
plants, commit people, to make on time delivery, and to compete for
market share while cleaning up the environment.
A ¼ ton of Green NH3
or 500 lbs. of DC power from the Yielder NFuel Energy Battlolyser will
cost $125 for a fill up.
Trucks average 6 miles
per gallon hauling 80,000 lbs total GVW.
There is 22.38 lbs of
CO2 in a gallon of Diesel Fuel.
There is 3.73 lbs of
CO2 emitted per mile.
Emission…. A ton of CO2 is emitted every 536 miles.
Each month a truck
driver covers about 3,000 miles.
A Carbon Credit of
$100 per ton would produce $539 per month of additional revenue by
filling up with Green Play Ammonia Energy.
The cost of 1 ton of
non taxable Yielder NFuel is between $350 to $700 per ton depending on
Green Play Ammonia is
sold under contract to Crop Production Specialists at $100 to $300 per
ton, adjusted annually and for 7 years.
Tesla says 80,000 lb
truck runs at 2KW per mile.
Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 154, Number 51: Clean Fuel Regulations
December 19, 2020
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act
Department of the Environment
REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT
(This statement is not part of
From the Executive Summary.
Cost-benefit statement: Between
2021 and 2040, the cumulative GHG emission reductions attributable to
the proposed Regulations are estimated to range from 173 to 254
megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2e), with a
central estimate of approximately 221 Mt.
To achieve these GHG emission reductions, the modelling conducted for
this analysis estimates that the proposed Regulations could result in
societal costs that range from $14.1 to $26.7 billion, with a central
estimate of $20.6 billion. Therefore,
the GHG emission reductions would be achieved at an estimated societal
cost per tonne between $64 to $128, with a central estimate of $94.
To evaluate the results, a break-even analysis was conducted that
compares the societal cost per tonne of the proposed Regulations to the
Departmental value of the social cost of carbon (SCC) published in 2016,
and to more recently published estimates of the SCC value found in the
Given that the updated estimates of the SCC exceed the estimated
societal cost per tonne of the proposed Regulations, the Department
concludes that it is plausible that the monetized benefits of the
proposed Regulations would exceed its costs.
From the Concluding Remarks.
To achieve these GHG emission reductions, it is estimated that the
proposed Regulations would result in societal costs that range from
$14.1 to $26.7 billion, with a central estimate of $20.6 billion.
Therefore, the GHG emission reductions would be achieved at an estimated
societal cost per tonne between $64 to $128, with a central estimate of
To evaluate the central case results, a break-even analysis was
conducted that compares the societal cost per tonne of the proposed
Regulations to the value of the SCC in 2020 (estimated at $50/tCO2)
as per TBS guidance, and more recently
published estimates of the SCC value in 2020, found in the academic
literature ranging between $135 and $440/tCO2.
The Department’s current SCC has not been updated since 2013 and it is
reasonable to conclude, looking at the key factors driving increases in
more recently published academic estimates of the SCC,
that an updated departmental SCC would result in a value that is higher
than $50/tCO2 in 2020.
on the range of SCC estimates in the academic literature, it is
reasonable to conclude that the GHG benefits of the proposed Regulations
would be greater than its costs. This Department is working with other
government departments and academics, and is committed to a peer review
of this approach during the Canada
Part I, comment period.
quick look at where we came from and where we are going to.
The New Era, A 100 year run for Diesel Horsepower comes to the beginning
of the end. - Broadcast 12_21_2020 (exactrix.com)
Guy J Swanson