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Texas university has eureka moment for coal-to-gas!

Dear Evoke Agents,



Let me share with you an important discovery:



Texas university has eureka moment for coal-to-gas!



Please have a look at this:


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/texas-university-has-eureka-moment-for-coal-to-gas/article1502823/



Main ideas:


Scientists in Texas say they have found a way to convert coal into gasoline at a cost of less than $29 (U.S.) a barrel – with zero release of pollutants,


World reserves hold the energy equivalent of more than four trillion barrels, or more than a century of actual world consumption,


We need to find a solution to peak oil, here is another idea!



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Comment by Julix on March 29, 2010 at 6:42pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QA2rkpBSY - With our overpopulation and the way it grows right now there is no way coal would realy last for long enough to save us... Also I think we should rather find out how to stopp spending so much oil rather then finding new ways to continue doing so!
Comment by Nicolas Dykstra on March 29, 2010 at 6:48pm
I agree with Julix, we should continue to look for something that doesn't promote the use of fossil fuels. we need something renewable.
Comment by Julix on March 29, 2010 at 7:04pm
On the other hand the economie realy sucks since the oilprices are so high, doesn't it? ;) it's harder to import, or at least more expensive... to bad we don't just as a consequence try to do as much local as possible... if the non local one is 10 ct cheaper, people will buy that. What is wrong with us humans?
Comment by Sylvain Ratelle on March 29, 2010 at 7:29pm
Julix, Nicolas, I agree that we need a green solution, solar, wind... over the long term, but we also need a practical solution to give us the time to do an orderly transition, as green solutions are not ready for a mass solution, With clean coal, or Nat gas, we could have a long enough period to adjust, it is better to have 50 years than 5, thanks for the comments
Comment by Oscar Sun on March 29, 2010 at 7:32pm
This sounds really promising, but like everything we humans do, there WILL be consequences that we don't know about right now.
It all sounds too perfect.
Will follow carefully
Thanks man
Comment by Bongumusa on March 29, 2010 at 7:36pm
Thank you very much for making us aware of what is happenning. I appreciate your share. It means a lot. Keep it up.
Comment by Greg Stevenson on March 29, 2010 at 9:07pm
Great technology by the sounds of it. Even if we don't burn it in our endeavour to reduce greenhouse gases, at the very least we can have cheap plastics for many years to come. Given the number of lives plastics save daily, that has to be a good thing. (Hmm? Or is it @Julix?) It also spreads energy risk, which lessens the risk of war. It will however put downward pressure on oil prices which will make alternative energy less economically viable. This could be a good thing. If a global ETS is adopted, say in Mexico this year, where the cost of carbon could somehow stabilize oil price at say USD80/barrel (we survived at USD140/barrel) but the price without the cost of carbon was more like USD40/barrel then USD40/barrel can be diverted for global sustainability initiatives. Something over a trillion per year.
Comment by Bongumusa on March 29, 2010 at 11:03pm
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Comment by Bongumusa on March 29, 2010 at 11:07pm
I can sound stupid at the first place, but as we go along, you will see the difference. Is it about me alone? I wish to know WHY? Is it True? LIFE CHALLENGES = IMPOSSIBILITIES! on my blogpost Now!
Comment by Greg Stevenson on March 29, 2010 at 11:12pm
@David - Thus the need for economic disincentives on the use of non-sustainable energy sources. The nature of having a global economy require that disincentive to be global. ETS It really is in keeping with free market capitalism, it just puts a more accurate price on the cost of non-sustainable energy sources.

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