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metalman
07-27-07, 10:23 AM
Sometimes you canít make it up any weirder than it actually is. That definitely was the case on June 14, when a pair of environmental pranksters managed to promote themselves as keynote speakers at the Gas and Oil Exposition Ė aka GO-EXPO 2007 Ė in Calgary.calgary1.jpg

Masquerading as officials from ExxonMobil and the U.S. National Petroleum Council, the two appeared before an oil industry audience and the buzz was that they would deliver long-awaited conclusions of a study commissioned by U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman.

They actually offered something a bit more revolutionary: a new fuel called Vivoleum, to be used in the event of a global climate calamity and made ďby transforming the billions of people who die into oil.Ē

http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/06/19/its-new-its-disgusting-and-it-fooled-an-oil-industry-group/

Rajiv
07-27-07, 11:02 AM
Actually that is not all that far fetched. Look at the thermodepolymerization technology -- It is currently in pilot plant stages.

Anything Into Oil (http://www.mindfully.org/Energy/2003/Anything-Into-Oil1may03.htm)

Comments on 'Changing World Technologies' Plan to Turn Garbage into Oil (http://www.mindfully.org/Technology/2005/Changing-World-Technologies-Palmer9apr05.htm)

and finally

Changing World Technologies Inc. (http://www.changingworldtech.com/)

Sapiens
07-27-07, 11:52 AM
Actually that is not all that far fetched.

I agree, check this one out:



http://www.guardonline.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=38019&format=html
Itís not an incinerator.

Itís not a furnace.

What it is, to paraphrase a line from an old Andy Griffith comedy routine, is a thermal chemical biorefinery.

To put it in simple terms, you can put almost any type of waste or biomass in the Noah biorefinery, and it produces a mostly hydrogen gas ó without pollution of any kind and with very little ash, according to its inventor, Mike Rogers of El Dorado.




Power Reclamation, Inc., is the inventor, developer, and manufacturer of the patent-pending Noahô unit for stationary or portable automated conversion of biomass into a clean-burning combustible fuel gas.
http://www.power-rec.com/

jk
07-27-07, 02:53 PM
looks like a solution to peak oil AND overpopulation/graying demographics!

Contemptuous
07-28-07, 01:15 AM
What was that movie from the late 1960's - SOYLENT GREEN - with Charlton Heston. In the end he discovered in this world of the "near future" that the old folks were being shipped off to be turned into protein crackers.

Of course it's all sensationalist nonsense and could never happen, because mankind has a spark of God in him and ultimately "always does the right thing" ... (?)

How bleak do you want to get?

metalman
07-29-07, 10:57 AM
whose oil?

July 28, 2007

Russia stakes its claim on North Pole in underwater search for oil undefined

Tony Halpin in Moscow

Russia is making an audacious grab for the vast energy riches of the Arctic with an underwater mission to plant its flag beneath the North Pole.

A team of explorers plans to descend 4,300 metres (1,400ft) to the seabed in a miniature submarine tomorrow to stake Russiaís claim to an area of ocean the size of Western Europe. The polar expedition aims to prove that the Lomonosov Ridge, an underwater shelf that runs through the Arctic, is an extension of Russian territory.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2155477.ece

lb
08-07-07, 11:32 AM
I can't believe they sill get away with that, then again, maybe I'm the only one who watched the movie :/

I thought it as hilarious.