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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

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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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To: wolfpat
We’ll never be able to solve our energy problems until we learn to freeze heat.

I've been working on dehydrated heat. Add your own boiling water and this stuff gets hot enough to burn your skin. You can even heat houses with it. Best thing is the low cost. I am now selling 1# concentrate bags for $100. If you add 10,000 gallons of your own boiling water to this, your cost for the dehydrated heat is only a penny a gallon. (The cost of the boiling water varies by region.)

51 posted on 03/18/2008 7:53:08 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Solid sewage could be converted to hydrocarbons. It soulds like the next best thing to a Mr. Fusion.

Yep. So long to "Put a Tiger in your tank" and hello to "Put a Turd in your tank."
52 posted on 03/18/2008 7:54:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ImaTexan

Ping


53 posted on 03/18/2008 7:57:10 PM PDT by bjcintennessee (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff)
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To: Hacklehead

My question IS...Will the process for creating it be given to the Red Chinese like we’ve given all our other technology? You GOTTA KNOW that the Reds are spying on this dude and his think tank like red on rice, I mean, white on rice! THAT is what scares me...If this is our saving grace, then we need to PRESERVE THE SECRET—NOT SHARE IT!!


54 posted on 03/18/2008 7:57:27 PM PDT by levotb
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To: Always A Marine

Actually, the USDA-ARS developed the grasses, the University of Georgia got much of the credit for them, and ABAC (right across the street from the UGA Tifton campus) has a great turfgrass teaching program. Great teamwork all the way around.

J.C. Bell is a local entrepreneur not affiliated with any of the 3 institutions.


55 posted on 03/18/2008 7:59:00 PM PDT by rusty millet
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yes....just imagine....s..t into gas...the fuel kind.


56 posted on 03/18/2008 7:59:08 PM PDT by Postman
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To: Borneo1
OK, If his bacteria works I can see it getting loose and turning the world into one giant tar pit!

Before I did much beyond testing it on a tiny scale I would figure out a way to kill it.

57 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:13 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Borneo1
Antigrav

Sounds like another perpetual motion scam to me...

58 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:46 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Borneo1

The real tragedy is that while perhaps this technology is worthwhile, Dr. Robert Bussard, of “Bussard Ramjet” fame solved the Nuclear Fusion problem with his polywell. The Dept of Energy who earns money on the endless non functional tokamak won’t even look at the working polywell. We have Fusion available and because of politics we can’t have it. It’s a crime.


59 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:52 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: Borneo1

ping for later.


60 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:27 PM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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