Skip to comments.Making crude oil out of thin air?
Posted on 01/09/2014 3:15:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
There is big news coming out of the Middle East that one of the hottest commodities can be made out of the earths two most common elements, carbon dioxide and hydrogen.
Energy could see a substantial progression of discovery thanks to a group of researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev in Israel. The group reports that they have pioneered a process that converts carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas into a renewable alternative for crude oil.
The alternative has been dubbed green feed crude oil. This innovative idea was made possible by the use of nanomaterials which reduces the amount of energy in the catalytic process to make the oil.
If the green feed crude experiment proves to be successful, the liquid fuels made from carbon dioxide and hydrogen could be in the pipeline as soon as five years from now, barring no technological difficulties.
Green feed crude will ultimately change the commoditys transportation process, reduce emission of air pollutants into the environment and revolutionize the oil market across the globe.
The oil can be refined into a renewable liquid fuel by using existing technologies and transported using existing infrastructure channels to fueling stations.
Prof. Moti Hershkowitz, Israel Cohen chair in chemical engineering and the vice president and dean of research and development at BGU, recently stated that they are able to use zero-cost resources (carbon dioxide, water, and energy from the sun) and combine them to get real fuels.
BGU has filed the patents and we are ready to demonstrate and commercialize it, Hershkowitz said. Ethanol (alcohol), biodiesel and/or blends of these fuels with conventional fuels are far from ideal, he explained. There is a pressing need for a game-changing approach to produce alternative, drop-in, liquid transportation fuels by sustainable, technologically viable and environmentally acceptable emissions processes from abundant, low-cost, renewable materials.
BGU is no stranger to transforming the worlds energy sector. Doron Krakow, executive vice president of BGU released a statement saying, Ben-Gurion Universitys Blechner Center has been at the forefront of alternative fuel research and development, working with major American oil and automotive companies for more than 20 years.
Wow. The ramifications are mind boggling.
If this works out, the Global Warming/Climate Change alarmists will have to find a new scam. After all, such a fuel cannot put any additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than its creation took out.
If this is true the waste product should be nothing but pure oxygen. (CO2 + 2H20)>>(CH4+202
.. . . barring no technological difficulties.
Gonna need a LOT of energy to do this...
However LENR or Thorium or even Zero Point or even Singularity energy may make this feasible so that the image of the future still includes gasoline powered vehicles...
Leave it to the Israelis to put the Arabs out of business.
Which is good because we already have the auto factories, the gas stations, the tanker trucks, etc.
Out of Israel. Not palestine. Not saudi arabia. Not iran. Not Germany. Not Britain. Not France. Not Russia or China or India. Not even the USA. Not anywhere else in the world. Israel. Again.
Another reason why Israel MUST be destroyed./s
It would be deliciously ironic if Israel defeated its enemies with oil.
How many barrels of oil will be needed to make the electricity to run this process to generate one barrel oil oil?
“Gonna need a LOT of energy to do this...”
True...but it’s hard to find a more compact and portable source of power than liquid fuels.
Nuclear power is a primary source in Israel.
But your point is well-taken, stored energy must come from somewhere.
You’re always an optimist!
Would solar energy be enough to power one of these facilities, especially out in a desert with lots of sunshine?
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