|Common Seabuckthorn Wikipedia|
Electricity generated from biomass can have up to 90% lower carbon emissions than fossil fuels. In China, Baotou Kaidi Sunshine Energy has announced it will build a biomass-fueled power plant in Inner Mongolia that will be able to prevent the burning of 80,000 tons of coal annually. It is expected to generate 150 kWh of electricity per year, using some 130,000 tons of biomass. One of the native plants to be used is Seabuckthorn ( Hippophae rhamnoides).
Did you know?
Fossil pollen records indicate that Hipppophae rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) was widespread on late and early postglacial raw soils throughout much of central and northern Europe, but the Early Holocene reforestation restricted populations to northern coastal habitats, or along streams in the Alps, Pyrenees, and Carpathians.
Female Seabuckthorn Flowers:
Patience is a virtue, they say, and in gardening it is essential. Three years after planting my first Seabuckthorn plant there are both male and female blossoms in the garden.
|Female Seabuckthorn flower|
|Close-up of female Seabuckthorn flower|
|older Male Seabuckthorn Flower|
(See just opened Male flowers)
There are still a few Seabuckthorn plants for sale. I am keeping most of them for planting in Seboeis Maine.
Tannach writes: Ok, now you've gone too far. Holocene? Post-Glacial?
Dear Tannach, Yup.