• Joule Creates Renewable Fossil Fuels
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Wait a damn second... These bacteria produce excrete oil... ...and ingest CO2?? That's like breeding fish that eat sewage and crap antimatter. If nothing else, this buys us a HELL of a lot more time to figure out clean energy at a less-pressured pace. Fucking wonderful! Am I the only one who finds it funny that the name of the man who created renewable energy has the name "Joule"?
[url]http://www.jouleunlimited.com/[/url] According to the site, they are focusing more on liquid fuel from the sun. Wait, this seems to be a part of that
[QUOTE=Ninja Gnome;27532372][url]http://www.jouleunlimited.com/[/url] According to the site, they are focusing more on liquid fuel from the sun. Wait, this seems to be a part of that[/QUOTE] I was just about to post about this. The site itself makes the idea more credible than the article, really. I looked around a bit. [QUOTE=J-Dude;27531874] Am I the only one who finds it funny that the name of the man who created renewable energy has the name "Joule"?[/QUOTE] From the OP's article: [quote]The company name honours James Prescott Joule, the 19th-century British scientist.[/quote]
They have invented the cow of the oil industry.....sort of.
[QUOTE=Rubs10;27519083]If this is true, than the irony from this will be incomprehensible.[/QUOTE] I don't see anything ironic about this?
[QUOTE=Dr Kevorkian;27518571] Rapid weight loss? [/QUOTE] If only. :allears:
Here is a nice little diagram. [img]http://www.jouleunlimited.com/sites/all/themes/joule/images/joule-final.jpg[/img] [editline]20th January 2011[/editline] We could put these in an african desert, run them off salty seawater, and make billions of barrels a year from them. It could scrub millions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere like the amazon rainforest.
[QUOTE=MendozaMan;27517627]Effing A, the only reason green technology was getting popular was because fossil fuels were getting too expensive. Now were just gonna be stuck with them again, say bye to plant material fuel, solar energy, wind energy and advanced nuclear energy :v: [b]At least we will still have the Prius[/b] :smith:[/QUOTE] You say that like it's a good thing.
[QUOTE=Fuhrer;27532683]Here is a nice little diagram. [img_thumb]http://www.jouleunlimited.com/sites/all/themes/joule/images/joule-final.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] What's that chemical sitting back there, looking so innocent? Yeah, I see you there. YOU CAN'T FOOL ME. Seriously, though: this looks like it may just work.
Outstanding! This in theory provides us with an unlimited amount of fossil fuel. [editline]19th January 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Fuhrer;27532683]Here is a nice little diagram. [img_thumb]http://www.jouleunlimited.com/sites/all/themes/joule/images/joule-final.jpg[/img_thumb] [editline]20th January 2011[/editline] We could put these in an african desert, run them off salty seawater, and make billions of barrels a year from them. It could scrub millions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere like the amazon rainforest.[/QUOTE] I was thinking the same thing. What if we could make it absorb CO2 like plants? E. Coli is a living organism, after all. I'm sure if we can modify it to become helpful to humans, we can modify it to act with high-intensity photosynthesis.
What. I'm really not comprehending this being true. You don't wake up in the morning and expect that the energy crisis just solved itself for the most part.
[QUOTE=mastermaul;27532864]What. I'm really not comprehending this being true. You don't wake up in the morning and expect that the energy crisis just solved itself for the most part.[/QUOTE] Is your glass half-empty or half-full? The best inventors never accomplished anything with a pessimistic attitude.
Alright, let's sabotage earth!
Although I still think we should put priority on researching other energy sources, this is great news.
Having read that. I's this bassically "Green energy" I mean the CO2 produced by burning the fuel is used to create more of the fuel. If this got off the ground we've pretty much got unlimited fuel with no consequence to the earth.
I'm calling bullshit. The only entries that come up for this are fringe media and blogs. Nothing from the actual company or any published peer reviewed paper. Hell, the so-called "proprietary organism" doesn't even have a patent record. Until reliable data is released, I'm going to call this another attempt to lure in investors with no product.
[QUOTE=BloodYScar;27517601]Oh yeah, lets continue using something that is damaging our environment instead of using something new.[/QUOTE] You idiot, it's taking the shit that's damaging the environment and recycling it.
Woah, this is a pretty awesome concept
This is really awesome, it may be a pollutant but it is a step in the right direction.
[QUOTE=Shadow Core;27545246]This is really awesome, it may be a pollutant but it is a step in the right direction.[/QUOTE] It is not a pollutant.
[QUOTE=Shadow Core;27545246]This is really awesome, it may be a pollutant but it is a step in the right direction.[/QUOTE] It actually isn't a pollutant at all - read the rest of the thread. It's carbon neutral in the same way that wood-burning plants are - the carbon was from the atmosphere to begin with, and not from oil trapped underground for millions of years. Therefore the net amount of CO2 in the cycle remains constant.
I'm not entirely sure this is true, you'd think it would be a pretty major news story not just a little something circulating around minor news sites.
[QUOTE=ExplodingGuy;27544482]I'm calling bullshit. The only entries that come up for this are fringe media and blogs. Nothing from the actual company or any published peer reviewed paper. Hell, the so-called "proprietary organism" doesn't even have a patent record. Until reliable data is released, I'm going to call this another attempt to lure in investors with no product.[/QUOTE] Look at the picture a few posts above you.
People are dipshits. Fossil fuels have always and will continue to be naturally renewing. You don't need a fancy bacteria, just nature. It takes millions of years, but that cycle is ALWAYS starting and stopping. Dig in different places, maybe a little deeper. Thanks for reading!
[QUOTE=rosar0980;27549181]People are dipshits. Fossil fuels have always and will continue to be naturally renewing. You don't need a fancy bacteria, just nature. It takes millions of years, but that cycle is ALWAYS starting and stopping. Dig in different places, maybe a little deeper. Thanks for reading![/QUOTE] We're extracting fuels faster than they produce, now we're catching up with them.
[img]http://www.cultfiction.com.au/images/day-of-the-triffid-bbc.jpg[/img] :tinfoil:
[QUOTE=Gmod_Fan77;27532835] I was thinking the same thing. What if we could make it absorb CO2 like plants? E. Coli is a living organism, after all. I'm sure if we can modify it to become helpful to humans, we can modify it to act with high-intensity photosynthesis.[/QUOTE] AFAIK some scientists are already working on using genetically modified algae to make Crude Oil. Since Algaes live on CO2, sunlight and other nutritions that plants commonly use, but these shits out Oil as their "waste" product.
[QUOTE=mobrockers;27526370]This would help our pollution problem by not making the problem bigger. [editline]19th January 2011[/editline] 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.[/QUOTE] More like it will reduce the growth somewhat. It will continue to be supplemented by CO2 extracted from oil deep in the ground. Once again the only real solution is to move away from fossils altogether. Thought if you can coax everyone into using this exclusively for oil and never extract anything again be my guest.
[QUOTE=BloodYScar;27517601]Oh yeah, lets continue using something that is damaging our environment instead of using something new.[/QUOTE] :frog:
I think what you guys forget is that plants also need other elements. For one a company using any technology like this on a global scale would need MASSIVE amounts of fertilizer and we are already running out of phosphorus. And even if it works different: Another point would that the bacteria has to be controlable. Whoa. What if it doesn't stop? We'd all die directly or indirectly from oxygen poisoning. Also algae already feed on CO2.
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