[ExI] Cost of synfuel was Air-powered cars

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sun Jun 8 18:28:52 UTC 2008

> >So what do we need for carbon neutral synthetic gasoline?

I've seen it suggested that synthetic methanol would make more sense
than synthesizing liquid hydrocarbons.  Not as energy dense but close;
supposedly burns better in IC engines, at least with a bit of tweaking;
and it's liquid right away, while with hydrocarbons you have to go
several stages past the single-carbon point, and each stage loses energy

-xx- Damien X-) 

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