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Page last updated 28th February, 2010 by Corny

Factoids & Information on Corn

>> In the US two-thirds of the total yield of Corn is used to feed livestock
> Err.. it's Maize not Corn — Read the Wiki on Maize
> No.. it's Sweet Corn — Read the Wiki on Sweet Corn
> No, no.. Wheat, Barley & Rye — Read the Wiki on Corn (term)

>> In one growing season, one corn plant transpires over 200 litres.

>> In Great Britain a corn exchange was a building where farmers and merchants traded cereal grains

>> The US Government's has mandated that 10% of the nation's fuel must come from biofuels by 2015
> Information on Ethanol production — POET website
> Corn is no substitute for oil — article on corn use for ethanol production
> Burning shelled Corn — Coping with high energy prices

>> Americans consume around 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn annually
> Everyone loves Popcorn — Interesting facts about Popcorn
> Reasons to love Popcorn — Nutritional facts about Popcorn

SITE UPDATES - Site update 12th April 2009 -
Homemicro has had a makeover - in keeping with the new Corn website layout, the entire homemicro.co.uk  website has been revamped. Each sub-domain has a familiar look sharing a common graphics theme. Site navigation has been updated too. We hope you like it! There are now 3 core areas:

  • LZC site this site dedicated to low and zero carbon technologies 
  • PC site our site area dedicated to computers 
  • CAD site our site area dedicated to Computer Aided Design - CAD® 

New logo and title - Site update 14th February 2009 -
Corn is the new name for the homemicro LZC website replacing the old title LZC@HM. Why Corn? Corn comes from the name Cornelius, the website author; that's it!!

Site Launch

Hello World. Saturday 10th January 2009 marks the start of an exciting new homemicro.co.uk resource - lzc@hm

As a resource on low and zero carbon technologies such as solar and wind energy, Corn will provide independent advice and tips to help with the planning and design of these technologies.

Also on this site will be general HVAC information; design notes and tips on domestic water, heating, ventilation and other mechanical building services subjects. Our CAD pages compliment both the LZC & HVAC subject areas.

Bites is our section where we will post any relevant snippets such as news articles which are not covered by our guides.

Finally our links page will link you to the best of the low carbon champions on the web, as well as our favourite sites on LZC, HVAC and CAD. Come back soon and see how we are developing...


www.homemicro.co.uk a resource on low and zero carbon, heating ventilation and air conditioning, AutoCAD tips and advice and computer help is created, designed & published in the UK