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Energy Dept. Seeks Company to Turn Sunshine Into Gasoline
Weekly Standard ^ | NOV 01,2013 | By JERYL BIER

Posted on 11/01/2013 1:20:28 PM PDT by Red Badger

Although CO2 is considered a "greenhouse gas" that contributes to climate change, if the Energy Department (DOE) finds partners to capitalize on the research of one of its laboratories, someday cars might run on sunshine. Technically, cars would run on the product of sunlight, CO2, and water using a "two-step solar thermochemical cycle" developed by the Albuquerque, New Mexico government lab. The DOE posted the special notice seeking interested companies on the Federal Business Opportunities website on Tuesday:

Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) is conducting ongoing research and development into solar fuels, the conversion of sunlight, CO2, and H2O into high energy density, gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel pre-cursors...

Sandia is seeking a company or companies interested in this unique opportunity which will lead to the demonstration and deployment of this technology.

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Researchers have been working on this idea for some time, according to a 2007 press release from the Sandia lab. At that time, one of the researchers speculated that although a prototype of a device to carry out the chemical process was already under development, it was "a good 15 to 20 years away from being on the market."

The special notice released this week did not contain a timetable, but did note that companies interested in the project "must have a significant interest in developing this technology to the demonstration and deployment stage."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Technical
KEYWORDS: automobile; energy; gasoline

1 posted on 11/01/2013 1:20:29 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

The process appears to involve blowing it up our rear ends.


2 posted on 11/01/2013 1:21:54 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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3 posted on 11/01/2013 1:22:25 PM PDT by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

Cars running on sunshine, pixie dust and rainbows. All for only $1,000,000,000,000, give or take a few billions.


4 posted on 11/01/2013 1:22:38 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Red Badger

Do you realize that every one of us is producing greenhouse gases?

We exhale CO2 every time we breathe. CO2 has been declared to be a greenhouse gas which must be regulated. Thus, our breathing, or everything about our activities, must also be regulated, as we are CO2 factories.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 1:23:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Red Badger

Me! Me! ME!

My unicorn can do that! And it craps out skittles, too!


6 posted on 11/01/2013 1:24:45 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Red Badger

I used to know a midget who could spin straw into gold.


7 posted on 11/01/2013 1:24:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Have you had your ObamaCare Marketplace shopping experience today?)
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To: Red Badger
someday cars might run on sunshine.

If the car can go from 0 to 60 in four seconds, cruise at 120 mph, and have a range of 400 mi., it will sell. If not, not so much.

5.56mm

8 posted on 11/01/2013 1:26:00 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Red Badger
Sounds like they are trying to invent photosynthesis.

Are these scientists potted plants?

9 posted on 11/01/2013 1:26:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Red Badger

With Clown Prince nobama “in charge”, they’d do better to find a company to turn Lies and BS into energy. Really...are there any more ways Clown Prince nobama (aka: I didn’t know...) and his communist minions can discover so as to waste taxpayer dollars and further “restructure” America???? What criminals. What asses.


10 posted on 11/01/2013 1:26:16 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: henkster

“Cars running on sunshine, pixie dust and rainbows. All for only $1,000,000,000,000, give or take a few billions.”

Ahhhh that’s more like it, in Liberaland any way.


11 posted on 11/01/2013 1:27:12 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Badger

Aside from Sandia’s poor (virtually non-existent) track record for successful technology tranfers, this 5 second video describes prior art:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBnLgNmB1eM


12 posted on 11/01/2013 1:27:41 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: TigersEye

1) Plant seeds
2) Use sunlight to grow plants to maturity
3) Bury in deep sediment
4) Wait 500-800 million years
5) Extract product and refine


13 posted on 11/01/2013 1:28:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“The process appears to involve blowing it up our rear ends.”

Liberals believe in unicorns, fairy dust and sustainable green energy. I wish they’d stop buying the Brooklyn bridge with taxpayer money.


14 posted on 11/01/2013 1:28:52 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Red Badger

It’s really a matter of photochemical justice. Chemical reactions are so just so...undiverse. They discriminate against higher energy products and reagents. They are haters and bigots whose hatred of energy-containing products leads them, time after time, to shun and damage the self-images of low-energy compounds and substances. Meanwhile, having been kept down since the founding of this nation, generations of low-energy compounds, who cling to their electrons and their outdated visions of physics and chemistry, refuse to just move forward. Now is the time. No longer can we wait, make no mistake. If 0bama cannot urge low-energy substances to “do what’s right”, to help their fellow reagents, he will, by executive order, command them to do so.


15 posted on 11/01/2013 1:30:37 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Red Badger

16 posted on 11/01/2013 1:31:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

Didn’t Texaco used have a Unicorn as a mascot?

Unicorn?
Sunshine into Gas?

Kinda fits!


17 posted on 11/01/2013 1:32:38 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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18 posted on 11/01/2013 1:33:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Red Badger

I wonder if the dumbest man alive Barack Obama would be interested in the secret way of turning lead into gold?

It's a simple process that does not require a laboratory or knowledge of alchemy.

Here is how it works:

Every time a democrat gets elected to the presidency just buy stock in companies that manufacture guns and ammunition.


19 posted on 11/01/2013 1:33:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I’ve found a way to make a car run on leprechaun tears. All we need to do is catch them, give their gold to the federal government and hold out a bucket. Where do I apply for a grant?


20 posted on 11/01/2013 1:33:35 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: G Larry

You are thinking of Mobil Oil's Pegasus logo....

21 posted on 11/01/2013 1:34:23 PM PDT by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: bigbob

Reminds me of NASA-Ames in Mountain View, CA.
PhD’s hiding out till they can retire.


22 posted on 11/01/2013 1:34:32 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Red Badger
Modern day alchemy.
23 posted on 11/01/2013 1:36:04 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Red Badger
BWAAAA HAHAHAHA

this "process" stands as much chance of success as OBAMACARE!!




24 posted on 11/01/2013 1:36:21 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Red Badger
OH....it was Mobil with the Pegasus horse.

Mythological none the less.

25 posted on 11/01/2013 1:36:29 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Which is what 0Bamacare does! What do you think death panels are all about.


26 posted on 11/01/2013 1:37:07 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: dfwgator

Sunshine Superman
Donovan

Sunshine came softly through my a-window today
Could’ve tripped out easy a-but I’ve a-changed my ways
It’ll take time, I know it but in a while
You’re gonna be mine, I know it, we’ll do it in style
‘Cause I made my mind up you’re going to be mine

I’ll tell you right now
Any trick in the book now, baby, all that I can find
Everybody’s hustlin’ just to have a little scene
When I say we’ll be cool I think that you know what I mean
We stood on a beach at sunset, do you remember when?
I know a beach where, baby, a-it never ends
When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mine

Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
I’ll pick up your hand and slowly blow your little mind
‘Cause I made my mind up you’re going to be mine
I’ll tell you right now
Any trick in the book now, baby, all that I can find

Superman or Green Lantern ain’t got a-nothin’ on me
I can make like a turtle and dive for your pearls in the sea, yeah!
A you-you-you can just sit there a-thinking on your velvet throne
‘bout all the rainbows a-you can a-have for your own
When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mine
I’ll pick up your hand and slowly blow your little mind
When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mine

I’ll pick up your hand
I’ll pick up your hand


27 posted on 11/01/2013 1:38:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

Yes, thank you!

Shoulda researched rather than test my memory.....


28 posted on 11/01/2013 1:38:15 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
That is basically what they were describing. If they can find a way to short cut that process that would be great. But I found it humorous how studiously they avoided explaining the basic points of the process that you just laid out. Not to mention that the end product is just man made petroleum.

By the liberal metric; man made is evil, petroleum is evil so wouldn't man made petroleum be double evil? LOL

29 posted on 11/01/2013 1:38:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Red Badger

How many billions is this going to cost us??

and which well-connected Democrats will get this kick-back?


30 posted on 11/01/2013 1:39:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The process appears to involve blowing it up our rear ends.

Beat me to it!

31 posted on 11/01/2013 1:39:22 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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>> pre-cursors

precursors


32 posted on 11/01/2013 1:41:51 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Red Badger

Oh goody... another 800 Billion dollars for dim packagers so that they can revert 400 Billion back to the rat party slush fund Inc.


33 posted on 11/01/2013 1:47:37 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Red Badger

“on the product of sunlight, CO2, and water using a two-step thermochemical cycle”

I would like to know what the chemical reactions are here. It will take a lot of energy to unbind the Carbon, Oxygen, and Hydrogen. Good luck with the carbon. Then the products will have to be stored and then recombined in the car to make it run. What the hell is the CO2 doing in there anyway?

I know about breaking water into Hydrogen and Oxygen, and then recombining the two by combustion. A lot of energy is needed, and then the energy available for use at the end is much less than the energy required at the beginning.

So what is it doing? They can’t just throw bullroar at me and expect me to buy it.


34 posted on 11/01/2013 1:51:08 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Red Badger

“I’m Driving on Sunshine Whoa-Oh....”


35 posted on 11/01/2013 1:53:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Jeryl. CO2 may be a greenhouse gas and contribute to climate change on Kryptonite, but on earth it is a TOTAL SCAM run by the democratic frauds on the left.


36 posted on 11/01/2013 2:14:26 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Red Badger

CO2 and H2O are the natural products of burning gasoline. Converting them back to gasoline has to be an energy intensive operation.


37 posted on 11/01/2013 2:49:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Red Badger

Here’s the REAL headline:
Energy Dept. Seeks Company willing to promise the moon and money launder for the President


38 posted on 11/01/2013 2:52:44 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: TigersEye
Are these scientists potted plants?

Well, whatever they are, they're potted!

39 posted on 11/01/2013 6:05:10 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
It’s really a matter of photochemical justice. Chemical reactions are so just so...undiverse. They discriminate against higher energy products and reagents. They are haters and bigots whose hatred of energy-containing products leads them, time after time, to shun and damage the self-images of low-energy compounds and substances. Meanwhile, having been kept down since the founding of this nation, generations of low-energy compounds, who cling to their electrons and their outdated visions of physics and chemistry, refuse to just move forward. Now is the time. No longer can we wait, make no mistake. If 0bama cannot urge low-energy substances to “do what’s right”, to help their fellow reagents, he will, by executive order, command them to do so.

LOL! {^)

40 posted on 11/01/2013 6:06:55 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’d be careful revealing that formula.

Got it patented?


41 posted on 11/03/2013 3:43:02 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Red Badger

“Joule Unlimited” AKA “Joule Biotechnology” claims to have been doing this for a while.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/martinlamonica/2012/09/17/audi-places-its-biofuel-bets-on-joule/

I guess they’re not Obama contributors.


42 posted on 11/03/2013 3:53:36 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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