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We Need to Look at Energy Storage in a New Way

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California can collect more than enough solar energy to power its entire grid. The problem isn’t the amount of energy available; rather, it’s energy storage. When demand is high in off peak hours, we currently fire up non-renewable energy sources to offset demand. A solution exists: energy stored in supercapacitors. 

Supercapictors can store high amounts of energy very quickly and also release the energy just as fast. Graphene supercapacitors have enough energy density to come close to lithium batteries and would be the perfect solution to handle the grid with their rapid release and storage properties. They also run cool, do not degrade for thousands of cycles, and are non-toxic and non-volatile. Why aren’t we using them? The reason we don’t use them at scale is due to their extremely high costs. Supercapacitor grade graphene is $1200 an oz. and up. The cost has blocked this critical solution to renewable energy becoming a mainstream option. 

This is where hemp comes in. Hemp fibers are the strongest natural fiber that we know of. Their strength is due to the unique carbon arrangement of its fibers. It turns out, that due to this, when carbonized and treated, they outperform graphene supercapacitors at most benchmarks and cost 1% of what it costs to make fly ash graphene supercapacitors.  

The issue is that the group of Canadian researchers that discovered this failed to figure out how to scale it. We brought in a PhD from Stanford in molecular engineering to figure out the methods to make it scale. We patented those methods along with utilities such as grid energy storage, cell phones, electric vehicles and Bitcoin farming and many more.   

The designs were brought to Lawrence Berkeley Labs, the leading National lab for energy, and their team reviewed them. I fondly remember that after the lead researcher went through the physics of our patents with the Stanford PhD, he became extremely excited and exclaimed that it would be possible to power the monorails with this innovation. We are now in CRADA with LBL which means private sector partnership with the National Government. Within 12 months of testing we will know if these hemp supercapacitors will be able scale and be ready for full commercial scale use. Testing is slated to start before the end of this year. 

Another wonderful thing about hemp supercapacitors is that they are made out of a renewable resource. In fact, the hemp fields will sequester around 20 metric tons of CO2 per acre. Growing hemp builds topsoil, attracts bees, and can clean toxic soils. The hemp grown for our supercapacitors can be grown in 120 days. The other parts of the plant we don’t use are extremely useful as well as they can be turned into plastics, building materials, animal bedding, kitty litter and more.

Jack Herer, one of the giants whose shoulders we are standing on, is quoted saying, “I don’t know if hemp will save the planet, but I know it is the only thing that can.” I am honored and privileged to be part of the team that is working to make this a reality.

 

Will Kleidon is CEO of Ojai Energetics and Chairman of the California Hemp Council. 

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Ask the Dentist: Could CBD help tackle not just plaque but deadly diseases?

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OVER Easter an insect took a liking to my leg and bit it. I thought nothing of it until the area started to swell and hurt a week later. To quell my runaway thoughts of spreading infection, cellulitis and death I decided to speak to a doctor, who prescribed some antibiotics. These are the first I have taken in 20 years and they worked a treat; the leg has been saved and equilibrium restored.

It got me thinking about how lucky we are to be able to stop infections from spreading and causing complications. Dentists prescribe about 10 per cent of all antibiotics given out – that’s a humongous three million scripts for dental infections written each year in the UK alone.

Antibiotics have been around for thousands of years but not in the modern fashion; the Egyptians squished mouldy bread on to their infected wounds to treat them. We needed to wait until 1909, when the German doctor Paul Ehrlich discovered that the chemical arsphenamine was effective when treating syphilis, before the first antibiotic was given to eternally grateful patients.

As with all good things, the success of antibiotics has a sting in its tail, that is the emergence of stubborn antibiotic-resistant infections. The rise of antibiotic resistance causes untold damage and death so researchers have logically been on the lookout for alternatives to antibiotics that can tame these difficult infections.

The University of Queensland and Botanix Pharmaceuticals Limited have teamed up and made a breakthrough discovery about cannabidiol, CBD. CBD is one of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana) – and it’s always stressed that it doesn’t cause a high as if that were a positive, which I will deliberate over while drinking my Bacardi and lemonade…

I digress. The researchers have shown for the first time that CBD can kill the bacteria responsible for gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease. This is to be used to provide a new type of antimicrobial, the first in 60 years, that can be used to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The scientists also showed that CBD was useful in breaking down plaque bacteria on teeth which may see it being added to mainstream toothpastes in the future.

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Can CBD help relieve PMS symptoms?

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