• Joule Creates Renewable Fossil Fuels
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[QUOTE=Kagrenak;27523736]It could possibly be photosynthetic, but like I've been saying, there's no published evidence that any of their claims are true.[/QUOTE] well in that case this seems possible after all, plants can produce usable oils, so it isn't all that much a stretch of the imagination to say that bacteria can produce hydrocarbons too
[QUOTE=MendozaMan;27523723]It's funny that E.coli is pretty much everywhere. It's inside your intestines, inside your crap. That means it is essiantially an infinite resource as far as bacteria go :v:[/QUOTE] Shitting out crude oil. how lovely :v:
[quote]that feeds solely on carbon dioxide and excretes liquid hydrocarbons: diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline.[/quote] well this part at least is blatant bullshit (though this may be attributed to whoever wrote the article) it can't feed solely on carbon dioxide - it needs water as well and it will excrete oxygen as well as hydrocarbons
Is it just me, or does anybody find it fucking hilarious that this thing eats CO2 and shits out gas?
[QUOTE=Arachnidus;27524138]Is it just me, or does anybody find it fucking hilarious that this thing eats CO2 and shits out gas?[/QUOTE] no because here in europe we do not call liquid fuel "gas"
[QUOTE=Raiskauskone V2;27517651]What are you talking about?[/QUOTE] Aside from a small amount of radioactive waste fission is one of the cleanest and by far the single most effective energy source we have.
This isn't really a big deal, they've been able to make fuel with algae for a long time.
If we could start to use this exclusively it would basically completely neutralize CO2 emissions.
That's awesome, too bad oil companies will try wipe it out at all costs.
[QUOTE=DainBramageStudios;27524169]no because here in europe we do not call liquid fuel "gas"[/QUOTE] It's not that it's called gas, it's that it's funny that it inhales CO2 and Water, like any plant, and shits out fuel. It's just...funny. Something so random as that, it's beautifully amazing. But still funny. And dammit, dude, nobody cares what you "there in Europe" call fuel.
[QUOTE=Arachnidus;27524379]It's not that it's called gas, it's that it's funny that it inhales CO2 and Water, like any plant, and shits out fuel. It's just...funny. Something so random as that, it's beautifully amazing. But still funny. And dammit, dude, nobody cares what you "there in Europe" call fuel.[/QUOTE] plenty of other plants do that where do you think biodiesel or alcohol comes from
[QUOTE=lorden;27523408]It's true sadly, this technology probably won't be released or used in any large scale for decades, or simply wont ever see the light of day period. :smith:[/QUOTE] It will be released though, at fairly high prices, when non-OPEC oil runs out and the world is completely at the whim of the oil cartel. Then they'll ramp up production and the world will be saved. [editline]20th January 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Arachnidus;27524379]It's not that it's called gas, it's that it's funny that it inhales CO2 and Water, like any plant, and shits out fuel. It's just...funny. Something so random as that, it's beautifully amazing. But still funny. And dammit, dude, nobody cares what you "there in Europe" call fuel.[/QUOTE] Actually the US is one of two countries who call petrol gas. Though most of the non-english speaking ones have different names.
[QUOTE=Kogitsune;27519858]The only problem is that while their organism can pump out oil at 30 dollars a barrel, they're still going to want to sell it at the current market rate ( at time of post ) for another 60 dollars. I'd love fuel to be affordable again for people who have to do a lot of driving, but I just don't see it happening in the world today. Although, it might just be in the angle - ALL AMERICAN OIL, MADE HERE IN THE GOD FEARING USA INSTEAD OF ONE OF THOSE HERETIC MUSLAMIC NASHUNS! or something patriotic like that would sell half the country in a heart beat, and probably the rest if it cost 2 bucks a gallon at the pumps.[/QUOTE] The prices will go down. OPEC will cut prices to compete if this gets big and at 30 bucks a barrel they will undercut them back. We wont see some magical one dollar gas, but it could go back into the two dollar range.
[QUOTE=rawr >:3;27523659]I will make trillions when I patent my "Pizza excreting E.Coli", it works by eating pure grease and shitting out pizza.[/QUOTE] ... Or cake. [editline]19th January 2011[/editline] On topic, sadly this is the kind of thing that probably won't see the light of day if companies shit their pants over it.
Brb getting loan to buy them out before Exxon does.
[quote]Joule says it now has “a library” of fossil-fuel organisms at work in its Massachusetts labs, each engineered to produce a different fuel. It has “proven the process,” has produced ethanol (for example) at a rate equivalent to 10,000 U.S. gallons an acre a year. It anticipates that this yield could hit 25,000 gallons an acre a year when scaled for commercial production, equivalent to roughly 800 barrels of crude an acre a year. By way of comparison, Cornell University’s David Pimentel, an authority on ethanol, says that one acre of corn produces less than half as much energy, equivalent to only 328 barrels. If a few hundred barrels of crude sounds modest, recall that millions of acres of prime U.S. farmland are now used to make corn ethanol.[/quote] Could this new source of energy outbid fusion? [editline]19th January 2011[/editline] [quote]Joule began to generate buzz toward the end of 2010. When U.S. Senator John Kerry toured the company’s labs in October, he called the technology “a potential game-changer.” He noted, ironically, that the company’s science is so advanced that it can’t qualify for federal grants or subsidies: The government’s definition of biofuels requires the use of raw-material feedstock.[/quote] The future looks bright.
[QUOTE=BloodYScar;27517601]Oh yeah, lets continue using something that is damaging our environment instead of using something new.[/QUOTE] At least they may have found the solution to our energy crisis. We can worry about the pollution later.
if it feeds of carbon dioxide and creates a fuel that creates carbon dioxide as a result of being used well then that's problem solved on the running out of fuel end of things, only problem is how the fuck do we collect the co2 in the air to feed those little feckers?
[QUOTE=cqbcat;27525683]At least they may have found the solution to our energy crisis. We can worry about the pollution later.[/QUOTE] This would help our pollution problem by not making the problem bigger. [editline]19th January 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=geoface;27526301]if it feeds of carbon dioxide and creates a fuel that creates carbon dioxide as a result of being used well then that's problem solved on the running out of fuel end of things, only problem is how the fuck do we collect the co2 in the air to feed those little feckers?[/QUOTE] Why would we need to collect the co2? They eat it, atmosphere is evenly distributed across earth, they eat it at one place, make fuel, co2 spreads out to where they have eaten it, and they can eat it again. Fuel is burned, gets back into the atmosphere, buggers eat them, repeat.
Wasn't this all because that one guy inserted synthetic genetic material into an empty bacteria body which then started to multiply?
[QUOTE=BloodYScar;27517601]Oh yeah, lets continue using something that is damaging our environment instead of using something new.[/QUOTE] ...Even though the process involves using the same harmful carbon emissions that results from these fuels in order to produce them. Learn 2 read.
Comments on the source in the OP seem to call out the writer for making shit up and constantly shitting out articles like this. Just sayin'
[QUOTE=geoface;27526301]only problem is how the fuck do we collect the co2 in the air to feed those little feckers?[/QUOTE] it diffuses into them, like with plants
So now the oil companies are going to shut it down in order to stop it. Did seem awesome though.
in b4 fox news ecoli killing thousands from crashed car
[QUOTE=Kagrenak;27523725]And in case you didn't see; there is no evidence at all for this being true. You fucks are all so gullible when it comes to anything like this.[/QUOTE] Oh good, I'm not the only one who noticed this. For one thing, it can't feed solely on CO2 and create hydrocarbons, plus, yeah, absolutely nothing to back this up. I'll wait until I see some scientific papers detailing the processes and changes made to the E. coli
[QUOTE=Craigewan;27530346]Oh good, I'm not the only one who noticed this. For one thing, it can't feed solely on CO2 and create hydrocarbons, plus, yeah, absolutely nothing to back this up. I'll wait until I see some scientific papers detailing the processes and changes made to the E. coli[/QUOTE] I agree; I'll believe it when I see it.
Not sure how I feel about this, even if it's true. Either way, I think we should still be investing in more environmentally stable energy sources.
[QUOTE=JoeSkylynx;27521890]Damn straight.[/QUOTE] I think you and the other guy should be the first to go. Also, the bacteria feeds on co2. So it doesn't create any more pollution than is already out there?
well if this is true it's good for no other reason than a lot of materials needing oil(plastic)
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