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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurmugeon View Post
    Here is an entire book on the subject of using Flu Gas for Algae based fuel production:

    https://link.springer.com/article/10...203-014-0052-3

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    That’s not a book, it’s a report. And I don’t think it says what you wish it said.

    Most of the experiments mentioned in there were able to happen because of clean energy initiatives from the Obama administration. There is a lot of potential for using algae for carbon sequestration as well as growing it for other purposes, but there are still big hurdles. Such as heavy metal contamination from all nasty stuff in flue gas as well as finding huge chunks of land next to power plants to be able to cultivate.

    More research needs to be done to figure out how to address these problems . Research that requires clean power funding....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    Those restrictions and limits on real pollution remain in place.
    And the new Coal combustor technology greatly limits the production of those polutants.

    Additionally, new technologies, similar to oil fracing, using en situ coal liquification/gasification, might make extraction of coal a process which leaves the Sulfur and Nitrates behind, and only brings the "Coal Gas" or better, "Coal-Oil" to the surface.

    This new tech comes from efforts to clean up sites like Yucca Mountain, or Fukushima, where electrodes are driven down to the deposite in question, and then electricity is passed between them, through the interviening sand, or coal, vitrifying the sand into stable glass, trapping the radioactive contamination, or driving the gas out of the coal, but leaving the other elements, controlled by temperature, trapped in glass, deep in the ground.


    No big underground shafts, no open pit mines, no disturbing the surface over burden, no destruction of the forest above coal deposits....

    It has great promise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurmugeon View Post
    Here is an entire book on the subject of using Flu Gas for Algae based fuel production:

    https://link.springer.com/article/10...203-014-0052-3

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    Aww, give it a fucking rest, already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    Praise God! Now,we can all fill our lungs with black smoke again!

    On the other hand we do not need coal any more,Gas,and everything else is much cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    CO2 isn't real pollution.
    I guess you think that mercury, various polycyclic aromatics (carcinogens) and sulfur aren't either?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiteGuy View Post
    Aww, give it a fucking rest, already.;
    Is that link to Jerry,Night guy? Just asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchboxxy View Post
    Thatís not a book, itís a report. And I donít think it says what you wish it said.

    Most of the experiments mentioned in there were able to happen because of clean energy initiatives from the Obama administration. There is a lot of potential for using algae for carbon sequestration as well as growing it for other purposes, but there are still big hurdles. Such as heavy metal contamination from all nasty stuff in flue gas as well as finding huge chunks of land next to power plants to be able to cultivate.

    More research needs to be done to figure out how to address these problems . Research that requires clean power funding....
    I would say Jerry wrote the Springer report, but he is much too smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurmugeon View Post
    I saw an interesting article on how they plan to use the CO2 from Coal Electric plants, captured and replocessed by solar driven catalytic plants, combined with algae generated hydrocarbons...

    To create new, Carbon-Neutral, Synthetic Gasoline!

    Essentially, they take the bottled CO2, and bubble it though helical glass tubes, half under and half above (for cooling) the desert plain, filled with cultures of Algae.

    The enriched CO2 allows extremely rapid Algae growth, with amounts to a much more efficent, broad spectrum of light, solar energy capture!

    The photovoltaic effect, used in silicon solar cells, requires that the photons bumping the electron across the diode PN junction voltage band-gap, be blue light and above, where Algae energy capture covers almost all of the visable light spectrum. (Its a semiconductor physics Thang!)


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    Nobody builds better solar collectors than Mother Nature.

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    Care to hold your breath till it becomes commercial? Hell, care to tie up half your assets till it becomes commercial?

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    Yeah, Coal is dead. Coal jobs are not coming back. Green energy is the future regardless of how much Trump and republican jerks try to block it

    You guys cheering China and other countries eventual dominance over solar and other green energy, costing the potential for many american jobs?

    For a job that is highly dangerous, doesn't pay well, and is tough work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Saw the announcement by Pruitt yesterday. Coal miners gave him a standing ovation for this. They were positively giddy.

    https://www.greentechmedia.com/artic...-a-war-on-coal
    All three of them? Yes, it's hyperbole, but you got the message.

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