Skip to comments.Researcher: Discovery could end energy crisis
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 worlds 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at tiftongazette.com ...
It would be awesome if true.
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
Hope so. Never underestimate man’s ingenuity when there is a buck to be made - shows that the capitalistic model is still the best.
The most important fact is not yet know: how much would the finished product cost to produce?
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>
Well, anyone who invents powdered peanut butter is definitely thinking outside the box.... WAY outside the box.
Sounds promising, he didn’t say how much it would cost and seemed to imply that methane gas was the fuel it produced.
Georgia? Down around peanut country.
We could become a net importer of the world’s garbage ~ for starters!
Solid sewage could be converted to hydrocarbons. It soulds like the next best thing to a Mr. Fusion.
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
I wish about 70% of America could understand the truth of your post. We’d never have a Democrat Congress or President again. Ever.
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”.
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.
I checked the calender. Not April 1st! I hope and pray this is REAL!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.