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To: m1-lightning
"Uses intense heat", where do we get that? This sounds like modern alchemy.
2 posted on 04/13/2004 10:26:37 AM PDT by junta
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To: junta
The process generates methane gas which is used the heat the effluent. So out of about 100 btu's made into product only 15 btu's are used in heating.

This stuff may actually mean an end to foreign oil dependence for everyone, at least the countries with large land bodies.

DK
5 posted on 04/13/2004 10:31:12 AM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: junta
"Uses intense heat", where do we get that?

Fire.

6 posted on 04/13/2004 10:31:12 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: junta
The process generates methane gas which is used the heat the effluent. So out of about 100 btu's made into product only 15 btu's are used in heating.

This stuff may actually mean an end to foreign oil dependence for everyone, at least the countries with large land bodies.

DK
7 posted on 04/13/2004 10:31:22 AM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: junta
Check out New World Technologies. It's a pretty interesting company that has converted all kinds of skeptics and now has a plant up and running in Carthage, MO. This is a huge advancement in changing waste products into usable fuel. Do they break the laws of thermodynamics by getting more energy than they produce? No. But they do use up waste products saving storage space and expense, plus they get a more than reasonable production of light crude in return.

I expect hundreds of these plants, mostly in small towns with animal processing facilities, by the end of the decade.
21 posted on 04/13/2004 10:35:26 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: junta
Uses intense heat", where do we get that?

Well you also use "intense heat" to crack and refine crude oil. You burn some oil to heat the rest is how you get it.

If they can produce it at $10 a barrel like the article says, that's a damn good deal.

25 posted on 04/13/2004 10:37:43 AM PDT by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: junta
Well, one place to get the intense heat would be from coal, especially since the energy represented by the coal in Illinois exceeds that found in the Saudi oil reserves.
130 posted on 04/13/2004 1:05:54 PM PDT by Meldrim
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To: junta
"Uses intense heat", where do we get that? This sounds like modern alchemy.

From burning some of the produced oil. Once you get the system started, it is self sustaining. "Intense heat" isn't all that high, 800° in a steam environment.

226 posted on 04/14/2004 8:32:03 AM PDT by null and void (Imagine a world where the "F" in f'in in Kerry stood for FReeper...)
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