SNG in China – Follow Up

I received a response from the author of the paper, Chi-Jen Yang: —————- I looked up the Dakota Gasification Company’s website. According to the website: . Dakota Gas captures about 3 million tons of CO2 per year. . As of Dec. 31, 2012, Dakota Gas has captured more than 24.5 million metric tons of CO2….

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CH4 for a Clean Energy Economy

CH4 for a Clean Energy Economy A simple yet far-reaching proposal CH4 is methane, and it could be the fuel of choice for a clean energy economy. Methane is widely abundant and clean burning. We can use it to replace coal and petroleum and this would enable society to slash pollution, end wars for oil,…

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Greens for Nukes

Conventional wisdom among Greens these days is that our power needs can be provided primarily by wind and solar aided by efficiency gains, along with some biomass and geothermal. Unfortunately these arguments are based more on hopes and dreams than engineering reality. Nuclear power is the only realistic technology that can displace coal and meet…

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Cornell – Verizon Wireless Geothermal

Cornell-Verizon Geothermal This was a research project that was run by Prof. Jeff Tester at Cornell. Verizon Wireless was interest in exploring the use of ground source heat pumps to replace the air conditioners on the equipment shelters at the cellular towers. AC units are big energy hogs and high maintenance as well. A ground…

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