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  • Anything into Oil

    04/08/2006 3:51:10 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 45 replies · 6,199+ views
    DISCOVER Vol. 27 No. 04 | ^ | April 2006 | Brad Lemley
    Anything Into Oil Turkey guts, junked car parts, and even raw sewage go in one end of this plant, and black gold comes out the other endBy Brad Lemley Photography by Dean Kaufman DISCOVER Vol. 27 No. 04 | April 2006 The thermal conversion plant turns turkey offal into low-sulfur oil that is carted off by three tanker trucks daily. The smell is a mélange of midsummer corpse with fried-liver overtones and a distinct fecal note. It comes from the worst stuff in the world—turkey slaughterhouse waste. Rotting heads, gnarled feet, slimy intestines, and lungs swollen with putrid gases...
  • Bush: U.S. on Verge of Energy Breakthrough

    02/20/2006 2:41:33 PM PST · by Angus MacGregor · 170 replies · 6,165+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 20, 4:44 PM | DEB RIECHMANN
    Bush: U.S. on Verge of Energy Breakthrough Feb 20, 4:44 PM (ET) By DEB RIECHMANN MILWAUKEE (AP) - Saying the nation is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that would "startle" most Americans, President Bush on Monday outlined his energy proposals to help wean the country off foreign oil. Less than half the crude oil used by refineries is produced in the United States, while 60 percent comes from foreign nations, Bush said during the first stop on a two-day trip to talk about energy. Some of these foreign suppliers have "unstable" governments that have fundamental differences with America, he...
  • Oil Reserves Are Increasing

    05/03/2005 7:20:50 AM PDT · by StoneGiant · 67 replies · 1,919+ views ^ | April 6, 2005 | George Crispin
    Oil Reserves Are Increasing by George Crispin Eugene Island is an underwater mountain located about 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1973 oil was struck and off-shore platform Eugene 330 erected. The field began production at 15,000 barrels a day, then gradually fell off, as is normal, to 4,000 barrels a day in 1989, Then came the surprise; it reversed itself and increased production to 13,000 barrels a day. Probable reserves have been increased to 400 million barrels from 60 million. The field appears to be filling from below and the crude coming...
  • There's No Oil Shortage

    05/03/2005 5:06:37 PM PDT · by gogipper · 70 replies · 2,409+ views
    Daily Broadcast ^ | May 3, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    There's No Oil Shortage May 3, 2005 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT Let me dig out that story here and then go back to the phonecalls. It's in The Economist, which is a British publication, magazine, pretty high repute, and the title of the story, "A Bottomless Beer Mug: Why the World is not Running Out of Oil." Let me just read to you an excerpt. "Peter O'Dell of Rotterdam's Erasmus University points out that since 1971, over 1500 billion barrels of oil have been added to our worldwide reserves. Over the same 35-year period, under 800 billion barrels were consumed. One can...
  • Art Bell tonite "The Long Emergency" (declining oil supplies)

    05/08/2005 11:15:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 35 replies · 1,105+ views
    Worth listening to. This book is hot, supposedly
  • Oil: Caveat empty

    05/26/2005 10:09:46 AM PDT · by liberallarry · 137 replies · 1,633+ views
    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ^ | May 25, 2005 | Alfred J. Cavallo
    Oil: Caveat empty By Alfred J. Cavallo May/June 2005  pp. 16-18 (vol. 61, no. 03) © 2005 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Without any press conferences, grand announcements, or hyperbolic advertising campaigns, the Exxon Mobil Corporation, one of the world's largest publicly owned petroleum companies, has quietly joined the ranks of those who are predicting an impending plateau in non-OPEC oil production. Their report, The Outlook for Energy: A 2030 View, forecasts a peak in just five years. In the past, many who expressed such concerns were dismissed as eager catastrophists, peddling the latest Malthusian prophecy of the impending collapse of...
  • Experts: Petroleum May Be Nearing a Peak

    05/29/2005 7:55:03 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 54 replies · 1,450+ views
    Yahoo/ AP ^ | 5/28/2005 | Staff Writers
    Could the petroleum joyride - cheap, abundant oil that has sent the global economy whizzing along with the pedal to the metal and the AC blasting for decades - be coming to an end? Some observers of the oil industry think so. They predict that this year, maybe next - almost certainly by the end of the decade - the world's oil production, having grown exuberantly for more than a century, will peak and begin to decline. And then it really will be all downhill. The price of oil will increase drastically. Major oil-consuming countries will experience crippling inflation, unemployment...
  • The end of oil is closer than you think

    04/25/2005 8:14:08 AM PDT · by cogitator · 170 replies · 4,408+ views
    The Guardian Unlimited ^ | April 21, 2005 | John Vidal
    The one thing that international bankers don't want to hear is that the second Great Depression may be round the corner. But last week, a group of ultra-conservative Swiss financiers asked a retired English petroleum geologist living in Ireland to tell them about the beginning of the end of the oil age. They called Colin Campbell, who helped to found the London-based Oil Depletion Analysis Centre because he is an industry man through and through, has no financial agenda and has spent most of a lifetime on the front line of oil exploration on three continents. He was chief geologist...
  • Finally - a breakthrough for oil?

    12/08/2004 9:30:48 AM PST · by ckilmer · 97 replies · 3,486+ views
    Telepolis ^ | 12/06/2004 | Craig Morris
    Finally - a breakthrough for oil? Craig Morris 06.12.2004 A conversation with Brian Appel of Changing World Technologies In 2003, Changing World Technologies made headlines in the United States and abroad with the announcement that it would be able to make oil out of just about anything. The company had been running a plant that processed seven tonnes of turkey offal per day into oil at a cost of around $15 per barrel. After a larger plant that processes 238 tonnes of turkey offal per day did not go into operation on time (due - the company says - to...
  • What is thermal depolymerization?

    06/15/2004 8:29:27 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 91 replies · 436+ views
    grist magazine ^ | 06.14.04 | Ask Umbra
    Ask Umbra: Waste makes haste Grist Magazine - grist magazine 06.14.04 - For more environmental news and humor, sign up for Grist Magazine's e-mail list. Dear Umbra, What is thermal depolymerization? Ann Freehold, N.J. Dearest Ann, A polymer is a large group of linked molecules. We're made of polymers such as protein, eat polymers such as starch, and wear polymers such as leather and nylon. Thermal depolymerization is a heat-driven process that breaks down or transforms polymers into the shorter chains from whence they came: oil. Our planet's automatic transformation of dead dinosaurs and dead cavepeople and other organic matter...
  • Turkey waste turned into oil

    06/09/2004 11:39:14 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 111 replies · 225+ views ^ | DAN FAGIN
    CARTHAGE, Mo. -- A Long Island entrepeneur's dream of building hundreds of garbage- to-oil factories is inching closer to reality, as a prototype plant in this rural town has begun selling more than 100 gallons of fuel oil per day made from scraps of slaughtered turkeys.
  • Anything into Oil (Change trash & sewage to oil for $15@barrel)

    08/20/2003 6:34:41 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 51 replies · 6,055+ views
    DISCOVER Vol. 24 No. 5 ^ | May 2003 | Brad Lemley
    DISCOVER Vol. 24 No. 5 (May 2003) Table of Contents Anything into Oil Technological savvy could turn 600 million tons of turkey guts and other waste into 4 billion barrels of light Texas crude each year By Brad Lemley Photography by Tony Law Gory refuse, from a Butterball Turkey plant in Carthage, Missouri, will no longer go to waste. Each day 200 tons of turkey offal will be carted to the first industrial-scale thermal depolymerization plant, recently completed in an adjacent lot, and be transformed into various useful products, including 600 barrels of light oil. In an industrial park in...