[FoRK] The Ni-64 "theory" of "cold fusion" (more energy hacks)

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at ceruleansystems.com
Mon Jun 14 22:06:29 PDT 2010


On Jun 14, 2010, at 9:17 PM, Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo wrote:
> I still seem to be missing something crucial every time someone says they can replace oil with something else. 
> 
> Small Fact: A significant percentage of oil goes into propelling untethered vehicles all over the place. And another significant portion is used for chemical feedstocks for, oh, about a gazillion things in our daily lives.
> 
> How, exactly, are those functions of oil going to be replaced with things like solar, cold fusion, whatever-other-static-generation-magic?


see: Fischer-Tropsch process, circa 1920s.

How do you think countries with no domestic petroleum and limited external supplies manage to manufacture fuel during wartime?  With the current price for a barrel of natural crude, the marginal costs have started to converge.






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