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Scientists turn fresh air in to petrol


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#16    brothers

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:56 AM

We should charge them for using our carbon dioxide. Without  us they wouldn't be able to make any thing worth while


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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:10 AM

The article is BS. Of course, it can be done, but it requires more energy input than the potential output of the produced fuel. This is simply another re-incarnation of the Perpetual Motion Machine. Grow up, people.


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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:36 AM

Riveting.


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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:47 PM

should we expect wars between nations for fresh air then ?

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

Actually, on second thought there could be a niche market for it in case of "green energy" sources that are removed from the public grid (e.g. the much-touted but so far unrealistic "desertec" solar plan). But even then I would very much doubt that it is economically feasible.


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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:30 PM

View PostZaphod222, on 20 October 2012 - 04:10 AM, said:

The article is BS. Of course, it can be done, but it requires more energy input than the potential output of the produced fuel. This is simply another re-incarnation of the Perpetual Motion Machine. Grow up, people.

Yes, but making regular petrol also needs electricity to make AND creates toxic gases (other than Co2) which need to be cleaned.  Plus all the energy needed to extract the oil in the first place.  So this new way could be far more profitable, you have almost unlimited raw materials and less waste.

Edited by Finity, 20 October 2012 - 09:33 PM.


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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:51 PM

It's ridiculous of course.

They should have sold it to the yanks or the Germans then it would have been taken seriously.

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