A brave new world of fossil fuels on demand


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In September, a privately held and highly secretive U.S. biotech company named Joule Unlimited received a patent for “a proprietary organism” – a genetically adapted E. coli bacterium – that feeds solely on carbon dioxide and excretes liquid hydrocarbons: diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline. This breakthrough technology, the company says, will deliver renewable supplies of liquid fossil fuel almost anywhere on Earth, in essentially unlimited quantity and at an energy-cost equivalent of $30 (U.S.) a barrel of crude oil. It will deliver, the company says, “fossil fuels on demand.”

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In September, a privately held and highly secretive U.S. biotech company named Joule Unlimited received a patent for "a proprietary organism" – a genetically adapted E. coli bacterium – that feeds solely on carbon dioxide and excretes liquid hydrocarbons: diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline. This breakthrough technology, the company says, will deliver renewable supplies of liquid fossil fuel almost anywhere on Earth, in essentially unlimited quantity and at an energy-cost equivalent of $30 (U.S.) a barrel of crude oil. It will deliver, the company says, "fossil fuels on demand."

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Believed when seen. I have often speculated about meeting aliens who eat garbage and piss out gasoline.

By the way, this development will not help in curbing CO2 emissions. We really have to start building many fast breeder reactors to generate our electricity.

Ba'al Chatzaf

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Believed when seen. I have often speculated about meeting aliens who eat garbage and piss out gasoline.

You're such a visionary, it's inspiring.

By the way, this development will not help in curbing CO2 emissions.

Carbon in, carbon out. This process is carbon neutral. (As if it matters).

Shayne

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