Skip to comments.GREEN Cola Gasification Plant Celebrates 25 years of operation.
Posted on 06/07/2012 7:24:42 AM PDT by Young Werther
Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric), through its for-profit subsidiary, Dakota Gasification Company (Dakota Gas), owns and operates the Great Plains Synfuels Plant (Synfuels Plant). The Synfuels Plant is the only commercial-scale coal gasification plant in the United States that manufactures natural gas. It is also the cleanest energy plant operating in the state of North Dakota, according to a comparison of emissions data available from the North Dakota Department of Health
If only it was Cola, then mayor Bloomberg would be happy.
Seriously, this is the future. We need liquid transportation fuels. It’s a huge capital investment, but has a track record. Of course the future location is Texas.
We should do this in Colorado or California, but both places are infected, politically speaking.
Where is the synthetic gas sold ?
What is the price, fob the Beulah plant ?
I always wondered where the bubbles in my cola came from...
I worked on this project many moons ago. It was way ahead of its time. Hard to believe it was 25 yeas ago. I must be getting old.
Fischer Tropsch process
It was how the Nazis made gasoline/diesel to run their
Used to work for Exxon - had whole library of studies
on how to turn coal to liquid fuel
Problem always been cost
All Natural Gas Pipelines for reference.
Connection points on the Northern Border Pipeline:
Note: most of these are inputs, not outputs, to the pipeline.
Those bubbles are CO2...
There you see, more green jobs that the DEMS created. /sarcasm
How can they get away with directly injecting so much CO2 into the atmosphere ???
The National Center for Good Earth Science (me) estimates that 3 billion cubic tonnes (notice I used the British spelling to lend credibility) of CO2 from cola-beverage induced belching is raising the global temperature by greenhouse gas-effect by 0.127 decC each decade which will lead to ocean sea level rising by 36 feet by the year 2100 (notice none of the figures can be measured during my lifetime)
IS OBAMA IN THE POCKET OF ‘BIG COLA’????
As the Beulah plant expanded it found another customer for the CO2. Pepsi and Coke buys the CO2 for its bottling plants. My nephew says that in order to maintain its "GREEM" title the Coke and Pepsi labels have a Green Warning. It says that the CO2 in the beverage must remain sequesters therefore
NO BURPING OR FARTING ALLOWED!
Not to mention forcing a bunch of CO2 into cola drives its pH down to around 2, making it a DANGEROUS ACID, a hazardous substance to be potentially used by terrorists.
‘Big Cola’ must be stopped - they are forcing millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere!
Think of the children!