Category Archives: Alternative fuels

Why Alice Friedmann is wrong

Just 16 months ago Alice Friedemann asked:- Diesel is finite. Trucks are the bedrock of civilization. So where are the battery electric trucks? The answer is Tesla! Tesla electric trucks will be not only be safer, smarter, faster, and more … Continue reading

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SpaceX airlines?

The EveryDay Astronaut has a good breakdown of the much longer, rambling Elon Musk presentation. It’s 11 minutes compared to Musk’s 40 minute presentation. In a nutshell, Space X couldn’t fund last year’s plans for a truly gigantic 12m diameter … Continue reading

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Circular logic of doomers

“Secondly, you’d have to pump all that water into the conversion machine using some form of energy, and if the ship uses fuel to make the electricity to do the conversion job, then the whole process would be pointless. So … Continue reading

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Audi’s fantastic new synthetic diesel!

If Audi’s new diesel product is as advertised, it could revolutionise how we fuel trucking, mining, and farming. What’s all the fuss about? Their base product, which they’re calling ‘blue crude’ is created using a three-step process. The first step involves … Continue reading

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Ammonia not good for fuel

Hi all, Geoffrey Styles documents his concerns about an ‘ammonia economy’ and does so with devastating effect. If this is true, then I’m not supporting an ammonia economy. Bring on the Boron and EV economy instead! Friday, October 29, 2010 … Continue reading

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I emailed Susan Freinkel on Eternal Plastics

Hi all, I just listened to a Long Now foundation talk by Susan Freinkel on her book on plastics and our ‘toxic love story’ with them. It’s a great talk, and I encourage you all to listen to it. (I … Continue reading

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Plasma Burners on the way!

The Economist brings us a very positive review of both the technology advances and new economics of plasma-burners. Ordinarly household waste will no longer go to tips in a few major cities around the world, but will instead produce electricity, … Continue reading

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