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    In a sensible carbon based economy which penalises increasing atmospheric CO2, the very act of removing carbon from the atmosphere should incur financial reward. This should not be seen as a licence to follow up that extraction by burning fossil fuel and reversing the effect.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2020
     
    I get your point and at the moment it wouldn't make much difference except as a way to store some renewable energy but over time it would reduce the amount of co2 that is being added to the environment and allow biological ways to reduce it.

    Nuclear especially fusion when developed could be dedicated to making fuel for transport and fossil fuel could stay underground where it belongs.

    All the world's deserts could be developed with solar stations to produce gasoline, even intermittent wind could produce it.

    And recently I posted about claims to use gasoline for fuel cells.

    And don't forget about carbon capture via plastic, graphene and plants.
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2020 edited
     
    Posted By: TrimNuclear especially fusion


    I can't tell you how happy I am to see technologies being developed that would allow 30 billion people to live on the planet. Just think! No more lonely places. No more wasted desert dunefields or deep forests or vast stretches of open ocean. You'll be able to ride in your self-driving Tesla Mark XVI from New New York all the way to Beijingjing without stopping, and you can have the car display old doco footage on the windowscreens showing what the wastelands were like, instead of the endless background of tenements that are really outside.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2020
     
    And just think of the novel diseases we'll be able to enjoy.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2020 edited
     
    Rob McGinnis is R L McGinnis who has done some very interesting work in osmotic energy storage. His supervisor at Yale is a big cheese in that field. Based on the track record I imagine there is something to this one.
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    Some day I'd like to have
    a Stilton of my very own.
    I wouldn't eat it in the bath
    or on the telephone
    for as is very well unknown
    Stilton tastes the best alone!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2020
     
    Ha!
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2020
     
    First post, reposted from ten years ago any progress yet?

    Scientists convert carbon-dioxide emissions to useful building materials, using genetically altered yeast.

    https://phys.org/news/2010-09-scientists-carbon-dioxide-emissions-materials-genetically.html
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2020
     
    Prettier pictures.

    Prometheus.

    https://www.prometheusfuels.com
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2020 edited
     
    Not exactly new

    ETA
    Here is Rob McGinnis his patent, just issued. The Prometheus technology concerns the manufacture of the fuel from CO2 using a catalytic/electrolytic/membrane process. Carbon Engineering specialises in large scale extraction of CO2 from the air. It would be a marrieage made in heaven.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2020
     
    Thanks Angus, Prometheus has been going over two years as well.

    The petrol produced in my opinion will initially be more expensive than fossil fuel depending on the cost of renewables.

    Possibly Iceland might manage it using geothermal energy?

    The military might help start it off by using nuclear powered tankers to supply fuel to the fleet without needing to go and collect it but make it in situ.

    I would like to see the costings between fossil gasoline and some of those proposed small efficient nuclear reactors a lot of distant islands pay way more than us for fuel, if they can't produce it renewably then maybe go nuclear or a collection of islands have a nuclear tanker between them.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2020
     
    I'm still skeptical until I see the energy numbers. The field is prone to overpromises. But McGinnis is a smart guy with membrane processes.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2020 edited
     
    Master Plan for Hydro and Geothermal Energy Resources in Iceland.

    https://nea.is/geothermal/master-plan/
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2020
     
    I was enthusiastic about hydrogen but renewable petroleum would be better at first especially if vehicles can capture a percentage CO2 they reemit.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2020
     
    Posted By: TrimMaster Plan for Hydro and Geothermal Energy Resources in Iceland.

    https://nea.is/geothermal/master-plan/


    More recent link
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2020
     
    Posted By: TrimI was enthusiastic about hydrogen but renewable petroleum would be better at first especially if vehicles can capture a percentage CO2 they reemit.


    I think we have an automatic win on that one. By the nature of the energy storage process they must emit LESS CO2 than is captured. The extra goes to various inefficiencies such as leakage. The car will not have access to all the energy put in to make the fuel but the premise, I think, is that you don't care because that energy is cheap. We'll see.
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    I like living in E.M. Forster's Machine. The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to rethink the necessity to travel in automobiles or semiautos or autonomobiles (tm TKLabs Transportation Division). Many of us have been able to eliminate going anywhere altogether, since we have the interesting internest and the amazing amazon delivery services. And a sunny back yard.
    Sure, the Machine will Stop one day, but hopefully that will be in the far future. Or at least later than next week.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2021 edited
     
    Posted By: AngusAnd just think of the novel diseases we'll be able to enjoy.


    Indeed.

    Posted By: AngusRob McGinnis is R L McGinnis who has done some very interesting work in osmotic energy storage. His supervisor at Yale is a big cheese in that field. Based on the track record I imagine there is something to this one.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2021
     
    What happened to this??

    Posted By: TrimNBF

    60% efficient coal to electricity, reduced CO2.

    http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/04/mit-proposes-gasification-fuel-cell.html
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2021
     
    What happened??

    Posted By: TrimA Tiny Device Can Transform Air Pollution Into Usable Fuel.

    https://futurism.com/a-tiny-device-can-transform-air-pollution-into-usable-fuel/