[LMB] Butter Bugs! Well, almost....
mark at allums.com
Thu Jun 26 22:53:29 BST 2008
Nick Pilon wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 8:10 AM, Peter Granzeau <pgranzeau at cox.net>
>> I wonder if anyone has come across a story idea on the real problem:
Burning hydrocarbons creates CO2. Why not come across a method of
recovering all that CO2 and creating hydrocarbons from it? Then
crude oil becomes a renewable resource....
There is something that a lot of people overlook. CO2 is not really a
greenhouse gas, Al Gore notwithstanding. The main greenhouse gas is
water vapor, with methane running a distant second. So, sequestering
CO2, or turning it back into hydrocarbons won't help global warming that
It might be useful to use synthetic hydrocarbons created that way as an
energy storage method, since the infrastructure for storing and
delivering hydrocarbons already exists. But there are surely more
efficient energy storage methods available.
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