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Old 01-24-2011, 08:30 AM   #1
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Fossil fuels on demand

Excerpt from a story at the Globe and Mail:
"In September, a privately held and highly secretive U.S. biotech company named Joule Unlimited received a patent for “a proprietary organism” – a genetically engineered cyanobacterium that produces liquid hydrocarbons: diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline. This breakthrough technology, the company says, will deliver renewable supplies of liquid fossil fuel almost anywhere on Earth, in essentially unlimited quantity and at an energy-cost equivalent of $30 (U.S.) a barrel of crude oil. It will deliver, the company says, “fossil fuels on demand.”"

Full story HERE
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
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There remains a lot of space between "the lip and the cup". Technology may come to our rescue yet. I sure hope so. I want to be driving a motor coach until the Lord says no more.
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Who's going to give up their oatmeal to feed it? This is just another taxpayer supported research boondoggle! Greeners go home!
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This is just another taxpayer supported research boondoggle! Greeners go home!
Check again. The report says:

" 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. "

I too sure hope technology can save us. Maybe the US can become the WalMart of global energy.

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Be careful what you wish for as Walmart directly owns many factories in offshore locations. When Mother Nature alters her own to resemble what this outfit has done, will she be sued for infringement? It's still your oatmeal that's needed for the recipe to work!
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Sorry but between suing Mother Nature and losing my oatmeal I'm having trouble finding your point.

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Old 01-24-2011, 11:19 AM   #7
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Hi TandW,
Your post says "Who's going to give up their oatmeal to feed it? This is just another taxpayer supported research boondoggle!". It would be great to understand the facts that backup your remarks. Please let us know these facts.
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If you read the story carefully, you will note that it says that it is too advanced to get federal grants. I wish people would not condemn new stuff so soon. Many people said the automobile would not work years ago.They said it would never replace the horse! Imagine that.
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Mother nature owns the bugs. But then a man alters its genetics and claims ownership. Let us all hope he will accept liability also. Also, let me be the first to inform you that "fossel fuel" cannot be created by a man. Perhaps the man could call it "neofuel". And if you don't want to use existing technology to properly harvest the earth's resources then you will have to give up your oatmeal to conversion to "neofuel"!
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This would be great! I hope it works out.
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Hi TandW,
Thanks for the reply. Initially, I was interested in understanding the basis for your point of view. However, that interest no longer exists. Your last post allows me to properly categorize your point of view. Also, based on the information posted by you, in this thread, I doubt you'll ever be the first to notify me of anything positive.

For me, it is comforting to know scientists and engineers are working hard to determine how we can improve our planet. These fine people learn more every day.
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This is great news. The only problem is our political structure will not allow them to sell fuel until the politicians figure what their share is. Yes, I am saying our politicians are thieves. Not all but I would suggest way more than half.

They are the reason fuel has been so high so long. Has nothing to do with supply and demand. They are the ones that allow how much oil is pumped and explored for in this country. The supply and demand is an artificial number in the USA.

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They are the reason fuel has been so high so long. Has nothing to do with supply and demand. They are the ones that allow how much oil is pumped and explored for in this country. The supply and demand is an artificial number in the USA.rops
ABSOLUTELY - but it looks like you and I are the only ones who recognize that fact...
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