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Old 05-22-2018, 03:31 PM   #1804 (permalink)
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How much have things changed?
Things change everyday,. today it's: https://www.greennh3.com/

Their page is un-navagable even with Javascript turned on. (in this browser at this time, jadda jadda) but here's the story http://readyforanything.org:

Canadian Inventor Roger Gordon Creates Cutting-Edge Green Gas Manufacturing Appliance For The Home
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Canadian inventor Roger Gordon, has created an incredible new device that has the potential to change the way the world views fuel production along with offering a green alternative to fossil fuel that can break the bonds of foreign energy dependency forever.

His invention, the Green Gas Machine produces a substance called NH3 (anhydrous ammonia) — simply stated, NH3 is ammonia without water. This natural substance was once used to power trucks, buses and farm equipment. (NH3 powered schoolbus pictured below)
NH3 (anhydrous ammonia) burns without releasing carbon because it can't. They elide over the fact that it is a precursor chemical, if yaknowhatImean.

In other news nano-scale sorting may be more complex than I thought:

phys.org: Valves for tiny particles
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Newly developed nanovalves allow the flow of individual nanoparticles in liquids to be controlled in tiny channels. This is of interest for lab-on-a-chip applications such as in materials science and biomedicine.
In any case, times a-wastin':

technologyreview.com: The world can’t afford to wait for an energy miracle/
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The cost of shifting to clean energy will skyrocket unless we begin making investments and long-term plans to deploy advanced technologies now, according to a new study.

The findings: The paper, published today in Nature Energy by researchers at the Imperial College London, explored a range of simulated scenarios for the British power system. The authors found that transitioning to zero-carbon electricity will cost 61 percent more by 2050 if we rely only on short-term strategies and existing clean technologies, like wind, solar, and nuclear.

Why? Such an approach would lock in a less-than-optimal mix of energy sources over time, ultimately requiring far more energy-generating capacity and supporting infrastructure.

On the other hand: Coupling “unicorn technologies” that have been demonstrated but not widely commercialized with long-term, systems-wide planning could reduce total costs 13 percent by midcentury (see “Praying for an energy miracle”). Those technologies could include tools to capture and store carbon dioxide, small modular nuclear reactors that can adjust plant output to match shifting demand, and battery storage with the capacity and durability to meet the daily needs of the grid.

The lyric running through my head:
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Afraid to lose control
Caught up in this world
I've wasted time, I've wasted breath
I think I've thought myself to death
Born without this fear
Now only this seems clear
I need to move, I need to fight, I need to lose myself tonight
....
I think with my heart and I move with my head
I open my mouth and it's something I've read
I've stood at this door before I'm told
but a part of me knows that I'm growing too old
Confused what I thought was something I felt
Confused what I feel with something that's real....
KONGOS - Come With Me Now
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