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    That's interesting, wonder what it smells like when it burns and what the carbon output is.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:38:41 AM PST

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    •  that's the thing. It doesn't smell half-bad! They (4+ / 0-)

      got sued by the big oil companies who SAID it smelled too bad, but the judge said that Um, actually, the rest of the Industrial Zone they were in smelled noticeably worse and that unless they planned to sue everyone they'd better drop that idea. But Big Oil held onto that kind of BS just long enough to drive a fledgling under.

      At the same time, big oil got congress to redefine biofuels so that if they just added a tiny percentage of biofuel to their mix they could snap up the small green business benefits that had just been invented before TDP could get up on its feet again.

      The reason it doesn't smell bad is because it is NOT burning. It amounts to the world's largest pressure cooker, steam-pressure cooking anything made of carbon back down into the primordial soup it came from, only in a short-term process instead of billions and billions of years underground.

      It was almost discovered in the 70s but they didn't have the cooking process right. And the pressure cooker I use everyday now for the best brown rice is smaller, more efficient, and far safer than my grandmother's version.

      So please, everybody throw out any old notions you have about energy independence and read Anything Into Oil. I have been following this since I first read it in Discover magazine in the hard copy which I thought was 2005. This technology is so cool that we could scrape up all the landfills in the world and recook them into diesel and home heating oil, separating out the dry minerals and reusing most of the water each time. We could vacuum up the ocean plastic and melt it into the same thing. This way we could continue in our regular system of distribution for a few generations while beginning the clean-up process, buying time for what future technology may come.

      They say that this technology can cook mad-cow-diseased medical waste prion proteins back into safe, regular polycarbons. Nothing else in the world can do that.

      I personally asked John Hoffmeister (former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell and at that time recent author of a book about alternative technologies) in a public forum if this process of "thermal depolymerisation" worked. First he described a different process to the crowd and when I called him on that he said, quietly, alright, I was right, and that yes, it does actually work. Later when I asked why he wasn't personally investing in and promoting this thing that could help us all he didn't respond, just moved on to others and the next question.

      •  Good for you n.w.s. questioning the CEO (1+ / 0-)
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        of Royal Dutch Shell. I have a few question for Shell about Nigeria. They have literally killed a country.

        Yes, there are alternatives and yes we can do it but we face so much opposition with so much power and money.

        ❧To thine ownself be true

        by Agathena on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 11:24:07 AM PST

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