17 May '11, 6pm

Guest Post: Forget Pickens—There’s Another Source for Natural Gas: It has been possible since the early 1950s

Guest Post: Forget Pickens—There’s Another Source for Natural Gas: It has been possible since the early 1950s

It has been possible since the early 1950s to build a commercial-scale facility that will convert carbon-based waste materials to electrical power, heating and cooling energy, liquid fuels, industrial chemicals and other high-value products. The technology has not yet been economically viable owing to the very low cost of crude oil and lack of concern regarding our impact on the environment. With changes in both those situations, it is now economically beneficial to use waste in this way and divert 100% of non-nuclear wastes from landfills while converting all the carbon recovered in the process to additional valuable products ranging from fuels to pharmaceuticals. The Dakota Gasification Company produces more than 50 billion standard cubic feet of synthetic natural gas annually (as well as other chemicals) from coal quite profitably and has been doing so since 1984. The E...

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