Tag Archives: synthetic fuels

OTEC once more

I have written a bit about ocean thermal energy conversion on this site. This technology use the temperature difference between the ocean surface and deep seawater. The larger this difference, the greater the energy that can be harvested. Continue reading →

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Future Fuel

The age of (cheap) oil is doomed in the long run, even if we do not care about climate change, as petroleum is a finite resource which would eventually be depleted. However, our modern industrialized society requires a lot of energy and without it our planet cannot sustain a ten billion population. Continue reading →

OTEC and Syn Fuel

In a previous post I discussed the potential of Ocean Thermal Energy conversion to meet Japan’s energy demand in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Below a video on how this method of energy generation works. Continue reading →

Science updates

From pluripotency to totipotency – Science Daily

The ability to turn normal cells back into totipotent stemcells saves much ethical and practical objections against the use of embryonic stemcells. An important breakthrough.

Giving robots a more nimble grasp – Science Daily

This is a good step forwards. If we want robots to do our domestic cores and care for our elderly fellows, a gentile touch would be an absolute must.

Process concept for a zero-emission route to clean middle-distillate fuels from coal – Science Daily

I am not sure whether this actually a good thing.

Hydrogen-economy: future or fantasy?

In the beginning of this century you could not open your news paper or switch on your television, or you were confronted with the termĀ hydrogen economy. Now ten years later the hydrogen economy has become less prominent in public discourse. The question of this article is whether the hydrogen economy was nothing but a hype? But firstĀ what is the hydrogen economy? Continue reading →