Skip to comments.Energy Dept. Seeks Company to Turn Sunshine Into Gasoline
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.
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."
The process appears to involve blowing it up our rear ends.
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Cars running on sunshine, pixie dust and rainbows. All for only $1,000,000,000,000, give or take a few billions.
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.
Me! Me! ME!
My unicorn can do that! And it craps out skittles, too!
I used to know a midget who could spin straw into gold.
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.
Are these scientists potted plants?
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.
“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.
Aside from Sandia’s poor (virtually non-existent) track record for successful technology tranfers, this 5 second video describes prior art:
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
“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.
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.
Didn’t Texaco used have a Unicorn as a mascot?
Sunshine into Gas?
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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.
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?