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Researcher: Discovery could end energy crisis
The Tifton Gazette ^ | 3/17/2008 | Jana Cone

Posted on 03/18/2008 7:25:31 PM PDT by Borneo1

TIFTON — A Tifton agricultural researcher says he has found the solution to the world’s energy crisis through genetic modification and cloning of bacterial organisms that can convert bio-mass into hydrocarbons on a grand scale. The local researcher believes his groundbreaking discovery could result in the production of 500 to 1,000 barrels of hydrocarbon fuel per day from the initial production facility. The hydrocarbon fuel — commonly known as oil or fossil fuel when drilled — will require no modification to automobiles, oil pipelines or refineries as they exist today and could forever end the United States’ dependence on foreign oil, he said.

J.C. Bell, who brought the world powdered peanut butter, has spent the last four years, identifying the bacteria that produces hydrocarbon and then finding a way to genetically alter it so that it could produce hydrocarbon in greater volume.

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An agricultural researcher says he has found the solution to the world's energy crisis. It sounds as if he may be on to something. He is beginning to get government support from the military and government officials. Read the whole story for more information.
1 posted on 03/18/2008 7:25:31 PM PDT by Borneo1
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To: cripplecreek; AuntB

It would be awesome if true.


2 posted on 03/18/2008 7:28:36 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Those in the national Republican leaderhip do the work of three men- Moe, Larry, and Curly.)
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To: Borneo1

We’ll never be able to solve our energy problems until we learn to freeze heat. We could freeze it in the summer to cool our homes, and then thaw it out in the winter. /s


3 posted on 03/18/2008 7:29:07 PM PDT by wolfpat (If you don't like the Patriot Act, you're really gonna hate Sharia Law.)
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To: Borneo1

Hope so. Never underestimate man’s ingenuity when there is a buck to be made - shows that the capitalistic model is still the best.


4 posted on 03/18/2008 7:29:29 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Nope. Not gonna do it.)
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To: Borneo1

Drill


5 posted on 03/18/2008 7:30:34 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Borneo1

wairz Tifton?


6 posted on 03/18/2008 7:30:45 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Borneo1

Interesting


7 posted on 03/18/2008 7:30:52 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Borneo1

The most important fact is not yet know: how much would the finished product cost to produce?


8 posted on 03/18/2008 7:31:06 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Borneo1

Theres this guy, somewhere in the midwest, he invented a car that runs on air...but the big oil companies found out and bought him out. Now they’re sitting on that invention, and won’t allow anyone to use it. And if the guy talks, they’ll kill him

< /urban legend>


9 posted on 03/18/2008 7:31:25 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Borneo1

Well, anyone who invents powdered peanut butter is definitely thinking outside the box.... WAY outside the box.


10 posted on 03/18/2008 7:32:09 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Borneo1

Sounds promising, he didn’t say how much it would cost and seemed to imply that methane gas was the fuel it produced.


11 posted on 03/18/2008 7:32:09 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: gusopol3

Georgia? Down around peanut country.


12 posted on 03/18/2008 7:33:02 PM PDT by davetex (My tagline has been placed on the disabled list.)
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To: gusopol3

Georgia


13 posted on 03/18/2008 7:33:11 PM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

We could become a net importer of the world’s garbage ~ for starters!


14 posted on 03/18/2008 7:33:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Clintonfatigued

Solid sewage could be converted to hydrocarbons. It soulds like the next best thing to a Mr. Fusion.


15 posted on 03/18/2008 7:33:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: wolfpat
We’ll never be able to solve our energy problems until we learn to freeze heat. We could freeze it in the summer to cool our homes, and then thaw it out in the winter. /s

I have been working on that problem ...so far Ive been able to good bad and bad good .Also I have had positive results with cooling warm

16 posted on 03/18/2008 7:34:32 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

I wish about 70% of America could understand the truth of your post. We’d never have a Democrat Congress or President again. Ever.


17 posted on 03/18/2008 7:34:47 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Borneo1

This guy is an obvious crackpot — his reference to “hydrocarbon” rather than naming specific hydrocarbons shows that he doesn’t know what he is doing. It’s like someone claiming the reason his new smelting process is economically valuable is that it produces “metal”.


18 posted on 03/18/2008 7:34:50 PM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: gusopol3
wairz Tifton?

Tifton, Georgia is the home of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, so the inventor is probably on faculty there. ABAC has developed many of the turf grasses used on athletic fields over the past few decades. Let's hope it's true.

19 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:17 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Borneo1

I checked the calender. Not April 1st! I hope and pray this is REAL!


20 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:22 PM PDT by moonman
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To: Uncledave

ping!


21 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:02 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (Member of the irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; NeoCaveman; metmom; fieldmarshaldj; LS

“Solid sewage could be converted to hydrocarbons.”

If the sewage of bull could be converted, than D.C. would be the energy capitol of the world.


22 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Those in the national Republican leaderhip do the work of three men- Moe, Larry, and Curly.)
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To: Borneo1

from the guy who brought you powdered peanut butter...


23 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:37 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("blogging" is not journalism.)
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To: marktwain
And what volume of biomass is required to supply the energy demands of America.
24 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:42 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Borneo1

Something tells me Libs are going to reject this.


25 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:22 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: OCC

are you sure “brought the world” = “invented” powdered peanut butter? Coulda’ come in on a UFO.


26 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:49 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: OCC

Wouldn’t that be thinking outside the jar?


27 posted on 03/18/2008 7:38:31 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: OCC
Powdered Peanut Butter would go great with...

POWDERED TOAST MAN!!!!

"It tastes just like sawdust!"

28 posted on 03/18/2008 7:38:48 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (Member of the irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.)
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To: Borneo1
Exploring, drilling, refining and distributing our own oil while building a few dozen nuclear power plants and getting federal, state and local governments out of the way could end the energy crisis.

And I'm not even a scientist.

29 posted on 03/18/2008 7:39:01 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Solid sewage could be converted to hydrocarbons.

Finally..we have discovered the benefit of Hollyweird!

30 posted on 03/18/2008 7:39:33 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: wolfpat

We could use Frozen heat to power a manned mission to the sun. The intense heat of the sun would be avoided by launching at night.


31 posted on 03/18/2008 7:39:33 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: dhs12345

“And what volume of biomass is required to supply the energy demands of America.”


Maybe only enough to bring the price of imported oil down to $30 a barrel.


32 posted on 03/18/2008 7:39:38 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: woofie
You might want to do some research in Alabama. I heard it once rained all night but the weather it was dry and the sun was so hot people froze to death.

33 posted on 03/18/2008 7:40:05 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: OCC

Me, I’ve been waiting for someone to invent hot ice cream!


34 posted on 03/18/2008 7:40:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("I am like...Dude......do you really....like want the Sex?")
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To: dhs12345

couldn’t we just get the caribou in ANWAR to produce the methane and forget all this other stuff?


35 posted on 03/18/2008 7:41:45 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: wolfpat
We’ll never be able to solve our energy problems until we learn to freeze heat

I knew a guy who lived in Northern Canada. He lit a match in January and the flame froze solid. He had to carry it around until May when it thawed out so it wouldn't start a fire.

36 posted on 03/18/2008 7:41:54 PM PDT by groanup (War is not the answer. Victory is.)
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To: Borneo1
What if the entire Earth becomes engulfed in slime from this scientific experiment run amok?


37 posted on 03/18/2008 7:42:58 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: OCC

Since peanut growers are “hand-picked” he’s not that far out. Sounds like a pissed off ag-man!


38 posted on 03/18/2008 7:43:29 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

ISLAM?

39 posted on 03/18/2008 7:44:54 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: wolfpat
WeÂ’ll never be able to solve our energy problems until we learn to freeze heat.

OK this will happen with cold fusion, time travel, and alchemy.
40 posted on 03/18/2008 7:45:24 PM PDT by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: Borneo1
Powdered peanut butter?

Sounds like anthrax for those allergic to peanuts!

41 posted on 03/18/2008 7:45:44 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Borneo1

It has been a long time since I have posted on here. I originally sent this article to Matt Drudge. He seemed more interested in the local parapro who bit a young student (another local story) and he linked to that. Hopefully, this guy is not a crackpot. Personally, I believe he may be on to something. For all of us, I sure hope he is.


42 posted on 03/18/2008 7:45:51 PM PDT by Borneo1
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.; Recovering_Democrat
Bell said the original idea came from observing cows expel gas.

Some Fat Guy in L.A. said, "Never underestimate man’s ingenuity when there is a buck to be made - shows that the capitalistic model is still the best."

recovering_Democrat said, "I wish about 70% of America could understand the truth of your post. "

And what makes it more amazing is that it started with a cow phart. Now is that capitalism or what!

43 posted on 03/18/2008 7:46:07 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: Borneo1

For later.


44 posted on 03/18/2008 7:46:48 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: VeritatisSplendor

“This guy is an obvious crackpot — his reference to “hydrocarbon” rather than naming specific hydrocarbons shows that he doesn’t know what he is doing.”

Yup. This article sounds like an idea for a research proposal instead of a finished product. I wouldn’t be capping any oil wells just yet.


45 posted on 03/18/2008 7:47:41 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: Borneo1

Bell said the original idea came from observing cows expel gas. “That is natural gas,” Bell said. “Cows release methane gas.”

I wonder how long he watched the cows expel gas. I think we should send Al Gore to help him.


46 posted on 03/18/2008 7:48:27 PM PDT by cquiggy
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Wouldn’t the hydrocarbon yield depend on how many units of courics the process converted?


47 posted on 03/18/2008 7:49:45 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Brett66
. . . he didn’t say how much it would cost and seemed to imply that methane gas was the fuel it produced.

So if you were stuck in a traffic jam the air would smell like farts. Great.

48 posted on 03/18/2008 7:50:26 PM PDT by ottbmare
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To: Borneo1

Bump for later.


49 posted on 03/18/2008 7:52:15 PM PDT by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
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To: VeritatisSplendor

The continued reference to “hydrocarbon” could just be the cluelessness of the reporter showing through.


50 posted on 03/18/2008 7:52:32 PM PDT by eclecticEel (oh well, Hunter 2012 anyone?)
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