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By Robert Rapier on Oct 16, 2009 with no responses

A Massive Decline in Carbon Emissions?

A couple of years ago, I wrote an essay that ultimately turned out to be very controversial: Why We Will Never Address Global Warming That same essay published at The Oil Drum received 560 comments, and was until recently the most-commented upon post in The Oil Drum’s history. Global Warming/Climate Change is a topic that people get very emotional about, and the idea that I claimed that we would never address it didn’t sit well with a lot of people. Now I know that I have some global warming skeptics here. And I have said many times that I am fine with that, but I don’t want to engage in that debate for multiple reasons. And in the hopes that… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Apr 16, 2008 with no responses

Fuel from Air?

One thing we seem to have in limitless supply is gullibility. You may have seen the story sweeping through the energy circles of the Web: Federal Lab Says It Can Harvest Fuel From Air We love the painless technological solution. “This solves Global Warming AND produces carbon neutral fuel!” I talk to people all the time who say, in reference to our energy and environmental problems, “They will figure something out.” So along comes a story like this, and the layman reads the headlines and breathes a sigh of relief. We can make fuel from thin air. This must be even better than cars that run on water or cold fusion. So what’s the deal? Here is an explanation from… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Apr 4, 2008 with no responses

Winner: Sustainable Production Technology

As I have mentioned before, I am not going to use this blog to promote my new company. I have said very little about it to this point, but I intend to write one post explaining in detail what we do. I do think we have the best (the only?) commercial carbon sequestration technology, and I wanted to highlight that this week we won a national award in the Netherlands for Sustainable Production Technology: Titan Wood Wins Prestigious National Awards for Sustainable Production Technology and Innovation Titan Wood is the wholly owned subsidiary of Accsys Technologies that makes Accoya®. Here is the news release: Titan Wood Limited (“Titan Wood”), has won the overall Dutch National Award for Sustainability Innovation –… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Jan 31, 2008 with no responses

FutureGen Project Stopped

The FutureGen Project, a clean coal demonstration plant that would have included carbon capture and sequestration (and was #8 on My Top Energy Stories of 2007) has been cancelled. The culprit? Cost overruns of about 80%, and a lot of competing projects. It turns out that carbon sequestration isn’t cheap, and the DOE decided the price tag was too high for this project: U.S. pulls the plug on funding for FutureGen The Department of Energy on Wednesday officially quashed a $1.8 billion clean-coal project slated for central Illinois, leaving the experimental venture to capture carbon emissions dependent on Congress for survival. The FutureGen Industrial Alliance was cooperating with the Energy Department to develop a coal-fired power plant designed to gasify… Continue»