Monthly Archives: March 2012

The natural gas revolution

“The nation’s fast-growing supply of cheap natural gas is setting off a manufacturing revival that’s expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs as companies build or expand plants to take advantage of the low prices. Royal Dutch Shell announced … Continue reading

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Can you believe it? Probably not.

In this story a benevolent creator designed a planet capable of meeting the needs of billions of inhabitants. To provide the energy needs of the inhabitants the creator planted some of the fuels deep under the surface.  The fuels were made … Continue reading

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Wake up America and smell the light sweet fracking crude.

“Energy independence, the Holy Grail for every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter, is within reach, oil-industry executives and analysts tell NPR. Within the next 10 years, the U.S. will no longer have to import crude oil and will be able … Continue reading

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Liquid fuels from Natural Gas

“Innovating at the forefront of chemical engineering, Carbon Sciences is developing a breakthrough technology to make cleaner and greener transportation fuels and other valuable products from natural gas. The key to our highly scalable, clean-tech process is a breakthrough catalyst … Continue reading

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An evening with Lord Monckton

“Lord Monckton’s reply was moving. Gently, and sadly, he said, “We shall lose the West unless we can restore the use of reason to pre-eminence in our institutions of what was once learning. It was the age of reason that … Continue reading

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Breakthrough for cellulosic ethanol

”   On Wednesday, Danish industrial enzyme maker Novozymes, unveiled a new high-efficient enzyme – called Cellic CTec3 – it says will break down corn husks, switchgrass and other feedstocks into sugars to make cellulosic ethanol at a lower cost.“The enzyme … Continue reading

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Final cosmic ray mystery solved

“Scandals of a political character engulf climate physics these days, but future historians may shake their heads more sadly over scientific negligence. Isn’t it amazing that such a fundamental activity of sulphuric acid, going on over your head right now, … Continue reading

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