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Old 12-25-2017, 04:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-25-2017, 06:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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'splain me Lucy. (Lucille Ball joke)

What's coal got to do with it? The requirement is sea water and sunlight. The technological hurdle is economically separating the algal oils from water.

So Dupont sunk millions into a technlogy that wasn't Thermal_depolymerization.
Hot nutrient filled exhaust makes hot nutrient filled water that makes a net zero coal fired plant with an algae diesel output.

A pilot facility out west has operated on a college for decades, the patents were sold to various oil interests but the tech is valid, only way to make algae oil in the Midwest at -15 F
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Thanks. I did not know that. They bubble it through a big bong?

I don't see any reason that wouldn't work with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_coke or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coke_fuel.
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Petroleum coke! The guy didn't grab the right flavor!
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Refineries produce mountains of pet coke. Not a “nice” job hauling that stuff. China used to buy and burn it.
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When we had a steel industry we used to burn it too

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