Near Limitless Transport Fuel from Coal?

Maksimovich at Outsidethecube runs an excellent scientific/political blog. Check out his latest post on coal to diesel conversion technology here.

Professor Alan Goldman and his Rutgers team in collaboration with researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a way to convert carbon sources, such as coal to diesel fuel.

This important advance could significantly cut America’s dependence on foreign oil – what President Bush called “an addiction” in his 2006 State of the Union address. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, our 286 billion tons of coal in the ground translate into energy reserves 40 times those of oil.

How long until the greenies start raving on about “Peak Coal”?

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2 thoughts on “Near Limitless Transport Fuel from Coal?

  1. Near limitless ? Are you a geologist now ?

    And you right wingnuts should know how Hitler fuelled his war machine. That’s right – with coal. Typical ignorant crap to come up with this “new” invention now. Still it should be useful to liberate some suckers from their investment cash.

    Maybe you might want to research some of the real issues this technology involves – rather than clutching it as a panacea from high oil prices.

    Oh but I forgot, you’re too busy looking for reds under the bed.

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