Friday, February 12, 2010

Energy Wherever You Look, and More

Underground in situ coal gasification is just one approach to getting energy residing in hard-to-get-to places.

Farmers cannot grow sugar cane in North Dakota for producing ethanol, but they can certainly grow sugar beets! Using sugar beets, all manner of fuels can be brewed.

New Mexico plant to incorporate solar gasification of biomass to synfuels.

Biobutanol is a rising star of biofuels. Wise investors should take a look at biobutanol, and consider how it might act in synergy with bioethanol.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have posted their entry into the solar powered hydrogen race. They used gold and platinum for the electrodes. They just had a lot of gold and platinum sitting around in the lab, you see. ;-) Seriously, titanium dioxide has been used (with platinum) for this purpose since 1975. TiO2 is cheaper than gold. Substitutes for platinum cannot be that hard to find in the age of nanotechnology.

An environmentalist's look at the comeback of nuclear power

As long as we allow our energy future to be held hostage by the likes of Rajendra Pachauri, Greenpeace, and the WWF, we may as well jump into a deep well and drown.



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