[extropy-chat] give 'em boundless wealth in the form of nuclear power
phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sun Oct 23 20:46:42 UTC 2005
On Sun, Oct 23, 2005 at 10:41:22PM +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> The very large difference between carbon dioxide and dihydrogen oxide
> is that water is readily available, and carbon dioxide has to
> be enrichened from 0.03% atmospheric content. Fighting against
> entropy with primitive means is going to cost you a pretty penny
That's what I figured. OTOH, hydrocarbons are a proven energy storage and
transfer mechanism, with lots of infrastructure; being able to make them (or
alcohols) for transportation may still make sense.
> idiotic. Much easier is to rely on plant fixation as biomass, but
See, that's an answer: plants are much better at it than we are.
Though the 40% CO2->methanol process didn't sound bad.
-xx- Damien X-)
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