[FoRK] Why do political and economic leaders deny Peak Oil and Climate Change? (Eugen Leitl)

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Mon Sep 9 06:11:17 PDT 2013


Oh, I mistook your specific decision to not pursue it as a general 
condemnation.

The requirement is to have the produce work in existing refineries.

Greg

On 9/9/2013 5:58 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> It didn't make sense to us, as multiple companies working
> for three decades have spent two-digit have not managed to
> do it. They've been on the verge on a very long time.
>
> You need a lot of money in already the first round, that
> was not feasible for our environment. Yours might differ.
>
> The problem is more difficult than it may appear. In order
> to produce just liquid fuels, closed bioreactors are out
> of question, so you're operating in an open system, and
> competing against wild type. Energy-efficient harvesting and
> liquid separation are *not* easy, assuming you have a
> stable high-yield type in an open system at all.
>
> This doesn't apply to pharma/cosmetics, and sufficiently
> high-priced educts for chemical industry.
>
> So it's not hopeless, but you'd get much more traction
> by just feeding a synfuel plant with PV input.
>
>

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