CO2 to Ethanol==>Science may save us Yet.

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CO2 to Ethanol==>Science may save us Yet.

Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:51 pm

I've been seeing articles on this type of process for years now. This appears to be the kind of breakthrough that is needed: cheap, easy. One not immediately apparent function is to use the ethanol as a "battery" to store excess energy from photo-voltaics. If the ethanol does turn out to be as cheap and easy as the article suggests, other uses of ethanol to permanently remove it should be a snap....even if just pouring it down a mine shaft.

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http://newatlas.com/co2-ethanol-nanopar ... 2-89824278
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:13 am

Even if this is the real deal, the "warmerists" will not stop their program of more power in fewer hands.

The only question is whether they will need to change their pretext again.
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:20 am

AA===Green Energy is all about distributed power production, at all stages. . No concentrated poviders/sources/capital/controllers. The very opposite of what you post. You need to retune your dog whistles.
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Post by ElectricMonk » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:36 am

potentially sooo much cheap alcohol....
... and we are not allowed to drink it because that would release the CO2 back into the atmosphere...

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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:41 am

Good Point EM---I didn't even think of that. I wonder if there is a "head" issue?....Probably not? Hmmmm....the future is looking pretty bright for co2 capture!!! (Should be some gains in not having to heat the mash to distill the ethanol?)
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Post by Gord » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:12 am

ElectricMonk wrote:potentially sooo much cheap alcohol....
... and we are not allowed to drink it because that would release the CO2 back into the atmosphere...
As long as you're taking it out of the atmosphere in the first place, returning it to the atmosphere would not produce a net gain and would be more environmentally friendly than drinking alcohol extracted from the vast underground reserves where it's been sequestered since before the time of the dinosaurs.
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Post by Gord » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:17 am

I'm not sure how similar it is to this, but the idea of taking anything out of the air reminded of a debunking video concerning the idea of converting air pollution to plastic:

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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:40 am

Gord...thanks. I haven't run into the co2 to plastic fraud issue before but rather its hyped but never comes to market or is too expensive or takes more energy to make than it saves sort of issues. but yeah....there is NO human activity that doesn't experience fraud. But then we have honest break throughs as well, and that is always good news.
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