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by Cycloloco
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Biofuels & Biomass
Topic: Helping biodiesel production by dealing with glycerol.
Replies: 0
Views: 3652

Helping biodiesel production by dealing with glycerol.

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2015/ ... l-methanol

Glycerol builds up in producing biodiesel from vegetable oil. This is a research report about a possible way of dealing with surplus glycerol.
by Cycloloco
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Other Alternatives
Topic: Space-based Solar Arrays
Replies: 8
Views: 14935

Space-Based Solar Arrays

It's still being worked on. Could be working in 15-20 years?
Now said to depend on the proposed Skylon space plane to build an array.

http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2014/1 ... -power.cfm
by Cycloloco
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Biofuels & Biomass
Topic: Using biomass for chemicals instead of fuels
Replies: 0
Views: 4199

Using biomass for chemicals instead of fuels

Companies are thinking of using biomass from non-food crops for higher value chemicals rather than fuels.

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/ ... ls-biomass
by Cycloloco
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Biofuels & Biomass
Topic: Downbeat US report on algal biofuels
Replies: 0
Views: 4274

Downbeat US report on algal biofuels

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpin ... rdID=13437

EROEI can be positive but water and nutrient supplies are a problem.
by Cycloloco
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Hydrogen
Topic: All new, all improved Hydrogen
Replies: 37
Views: 47827

Re: Blacklightpower developments

The blacklightpower.com website was completely rejigged on May 22nd 2012 to say the company has finished its development work and is now working toward production. Incidentally it has had a computer program available for a few years to do atomic and molecular calculations. They advertise better res...
by Cycloloco
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Hydrogen
Topic: All new, all improved Hydrogen
Replies: 37
Views: 47827

Blacklightpower developments

The blacklightpower.com website was completely rejigged on May 22nd 2012 to say the company has finished its development work and is now working toward production. Incidentally it has had a computer program available for a few years to do atomic and molecular calculations. They advertise better resu...
by Cycloloco
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 'Fracking, Do Something!': Action on unconventional gas
Replies: 143
Views: 22800

.....(cut) I'm not saying that fracking's local issues are not so great that it should be banned. But I don't think we'll win that argument because they will be able to convince planning and environmental authorities that these issues can be overcome. It's a battle the anti-frackers may lose.....(c...
by Cycloloco
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Hydrocarbons
Topic: Clean fracking?
Replies: 0
Views: 4306

Clean fracking?

There's a report of a new method of fracking using one hydrocarbon to get at the methane and get the original hydrocarbon back. Not much detail at present because it's commercially confidential and still being tested.
http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/ ... 111102.asp
by Cycloloco
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Other Alternatives
Topic: e-cat
Replies: 12
Views: 12556

e-cat

This method of energy generation seems to be getting some heavyweight support.
http://technologygateway.nasa.gov/media ... /lenr.html
by Cycloloco
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Are you going to vote tactically?
Replies: 118
Views: 15903

Hmm ... the Greens ... a party run on collectivist lines ... with no leader. Yet Caroline Lucas seems to have been the ... err ... non-leader for around 20 years ... Ah, of course in 2008 it all changed - she was elected leader, complete with photo all over the website etc. Sheesh ... http://www.gr...
by Cycloloco
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Transport experts fear ‘stealth’ train service cuts
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

I actually thought we'd taken a couple of steps forward in Scotland. Here's the one step back: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/transport-environment/ferry-port-move-may-be-end-of-the-line-for-stranraer-1.1021451 Transport campaigners have warned that the rail line which links Stranraer to Glasgo...
by Cycloloco
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Hydrocarbons
Topic: The end of oil.
Replies: 17
Views: 17387

Re: The end of oil.

One of the most interesting aspects of peak oil, to me anyway, is how claims of "running out" in various guises has been going on in 3 different centuries now. These past incidents of "running out" are usually completely ignored by modern peakers intent on pretending that THIS t...
by Cycloloco
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Heard Of This?
Replies: 23
Views: 3327

Re: Anyone Heard Of This? (Steorn)

A company called Steorn claim to have invented a device that generates energy for free! These are bold claims and ones that would undermine one of the fundamentals of Physics, namely that energy cannot be created or destroyed but simply transformed. http://www.steorn.net/frontpage/default.aspx?p=1 ...
by Cycloloco
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Wind Power
Topic: Nothing to hear here - UK wind turbine study
Replies: 11
Views: 6422

Re: Nothing to hear here - UK wind turbine study

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=nw20070801135045826C552481 www.iol.co.za - 08/07/07 London - Most British wind turbines do not make much noise as they spin around making electricity and people who complain about them should not be losing sleep, according to a stud...