"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." - Albert Einstein
Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:11 AM
A company in Britain has developed a revolutionary technique that can convert air in to gasoline.
Belfast Telegraph said:
Being able to capture carbon dioxide from the air, and effectively remove the principal industrial greenhouse gas resulting from the burning of fossil fuels such as oil and coal, has been the holy grail of the emerging green economy.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:45 AM
I wonder how much electricity is actually needed to do this. Might not be as good as it sounds. I know they were talking about maybe having renewable energy to help but it might end up being unfeasible.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:47 AM
Bet this goes silent. Won't hear anymore of this soon.
Every year I hear loads of new discoveries like "car runs on water" etc etc and nothing comes of it. You think the oil/gas companies would allow that?! They would pay A LOT of money to shut this sort of thing up.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:50 PM
The fact that carbon dioxide can be reversed to hydrocarbons (i.e. Petrol) by running it through a catalyzer with hydrogen is nothing new. It would be new if this could be done in an energy efficient way. And there is where the doubts start.
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The sad thing is this business will probably be supressed by the oil companies, just like hydrogen. Since everyone has access to water, air and electricity you could produce your own (like you can very easily and cheaply with hydrogen). The oil nazis and governments will never allow that willingly since they wouldn't be able to keep squeezing every penny out of us for fuel.
The people researching this need to NEVER sell out. Only offering it to motorsport to start with is quite smart though, since it will get a foot hold in the economy without having to go through all the same processes as it would if it was to be a fuel for road vehicles.