Skip to comments.Switzerland's Carbon Capture Plant Is a Giant Waste of Money(DOH!)
Posted on 06/18/2017 8:03:52 AM PDT by rktman
On May 31, 2017 the worlds first commercial atmospheric carbon-capture plant opened for business in Hinwil, Switzerland.
The plant, designed and operated by a Swiss company called Climeworks, is different from existing carbon-capture facilities because it filters carbon dioxide out of the ambient atmosphere using proprietary technology, rather than from industrial exhaust, which is quite common.
Climeworks claims their facility will be able to remove 900 tons of carbon from the atmosphere every year. Furthermore, its modular design will allow it to be scaled up as the demand for carbon dioxide increases.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I soooooo wish I had thought of that. I could get so much government grants, enough to turn me into a liberal.
Hey I tip my hat to these guys. They have reductio ad absurdam down to a science.
The answer to a CO2 problem, if it even is a problem, is literally let a thousand flowers bloom :-)
One word: bamboo
Hickory nut trees...
My idea of a carbon capture facility is a landfill. Why the libs are so hot on biodegradation I don’t know. It breaks waste down into carbon dioxide and water. Why not just dump it into a landfill?
That is brilliant Brilliant.
Call them carbon sequestration sites and the greenies will wuvv you to pieces!
That is quite likely the stupidest thing I have heard of in a long time.
Well, I guess it provides more jobs on the back Swiss tax revenues.
Of course, if we didn’t pull out of Kyoto and Paris, chances are higher the jobs at those Swiss CO2 scrubbers would be paid for disproportionately by US tax dollars!
And.....just what do they do with that removed carbon???
Put it into a landfill so that another “save the planet” green business can dig it back out and claim they saved the planet once again...and again...and again........?
As long as I’m not paying for this nonsense I could care less.
Someday archeologists will discover these dumpsters full of carbon “sequestered deep underground in Swiss mines” and wonder what sort of carbon based culture left them behind.
Was it used for currency?
Did they worship it?
Did they somehow use it in their war machines?
Were the carbon people keeping it hidden so the hydrogen people wouldn’t steal it?
I wonder what the lower CO2 atmosphere around that thing will do to local plant life...
I think liberalism has morphed from a mental disorder to a collective psychosis.
Let me guess. This Rube Goldberg device is powered by electricity which requires the generation of just over 900 tons of C02...
As an actual scientist AND an engineer: I have three questions about this plant:
1. How many months of operation does this plant take to capture the carbon equal to the carbon released by the energy consumed in fabricating and constructing this plant?
2. How much carbon is released from the energy it takes to operate this plant for a year?
3. Is the carbon released by the plant’s operational energy consumption greater or less than the carbon it captures?
And rainbow beams, Unicorn farts and rose-colored glasses are not allowed in the calculations.
How do they heat the system? Electricity? Gas? How much CO2 is actually offset by the their sequestration system?
> Only cost is some required dihydrogen monoxide ever other day
I hope your not breathing that stuff!
Magical unicorn farts ... they can both heat things up or cool them down, depending on which one you wish for ...
Here’s a list, doesn’t mention bamboo or hickory nut... based supposedly on long-term storage of carbon (don’t get me wrong, I’m not a carbon-obsessed hoax-victim, just posting this stuff as interesting facts of botany):
Consider these reliable and versatile star-performers. The best trees vary by region, so look around local parks to see whats hardy in your climate zone.
1. Yellow Poplar (or Tulip Tree), the top carbon-storer in one New York City study, works hard under rough conditions.
2. Silver Maple can trap nearly 25,000 pounds of CO2 in a 55 year period, according to the Center for Urban Forests.
3. Oak (White Oak, Willow Oak, Laurel Oak and Scarlet Oak) has adapted to thrive in many climates, provides food and shelter to wildlife.
4. Horse Chestnut grows well in cities; its domed top provides exceptional shade which offers passive cooling benefits.
5. Red Mulberry provides the added benefit of delicious seasonal fruit.
6. London Plane is an excellent choice for urban planning, very tolerant of pollution and root-cramping, resistant to cold and disease.
7. American Sweetgum has brilliant fall colors, is large and long-lived. In the north, consider American Linden instead.
8. Dogwood offers lovely seasonal flowers; this and other particularly dense trees like Black Walnut can store more carbon in a smaller tree.
9. Blue Spruce, widely introduced as an ornamental, thrives in most northern regions; in the Pacific Northwest, Douglas Fir also excels.
10. Pines (White, Red, Ponderosa and Hispaniola) are the most carbon-effective conifer; find out which is right for your zone.
They are claiming they use waste heat from the power plant to which the filter is attached.
The unit in question is small, transportable by a flatbed truck. It looks like a demonstration prototype.
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