[ExI] Cost of synfuel was Air-powered cars

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Sun Jun 8 21:22:23 UTC 2008

At 11:28 AM 6/8/2008, you wrote:
> > >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-)

That's not exactly true.  It's worth reading about both.



For the space solar power argument it doesn't matter.  Both need a 
source of carbon and energy expensive hydrogen.


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